"For all sizes of churches interested in an excellent laity-run ministry of caring for people, this helpful training manual can guide you through the steps to build such a ministry. Rev. Lampe’s discussion of how to focus on purpose, recruitment, training, theology, prayer, and other essential aspects can guide leaders in improving congregational care. She offers significant questions to consider as well as helpful suggestions for how to approach a wide variety of situations."
--Scott J. Jones, Bishop, Great Plains Area, The United Methodist Church
"The congregational care model Karen Lampe teaches in this guide will dramatically improve the quality of pastoral care while engaging laity in ways that will enrich and bless them and those they care for. This is a must read for laity and clergy involved in congregational care."
--Adam Hamilton, Senior Pastor, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection