The Caring Congregation Ministry

Care Minister's Manual

Book - Paperback
The Caring Congregation Ministry
Paperback ISBN: 9781791013400
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Published February 2021

The Care Minister's Manual is the personal training workbook and reference guide for Congregational Care Ministers (CCM's), who serve a central role in the Caring Congregation Ministry. CCM's receive in-depth training, where they learn the theological foundations of congregational care, plus the behaviors, habits, and practices they will need to follow in order to serve others well. Each CCM-in-training should have a copy of this Manual. It serves as their training workbook, which then becomes the CCM's personal reference guide.

The Caring Congregation Ministry is a model for congregational care that's been proven to work in small and large churches across the U.S. It is a laity-centered ministry, where laypersons receive training and then are commissioned to serve as Congregational Care Ministers or CCM's, caring for the people in their congregation and community. The Caring Congregation Ministry: Implementation Guide is the main book for pastors and other leaders seeking to build, launch, and sustain a Caring Congregation Ministry in their church.

About the Authors

Karen Lampe

Karen Lampe is the former Executive Pastor of Congregational care at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. She developed and launched the CCM program at Resurrection. She is a full time consultant, helping other churches develop programs to care for their congregations.

Melissa Gepford

Melissa Gepford is the Intergenerational Ministries Coordinator for the Great Plains Annual Conference. She also helps lead Fremont UMC in Fremont, Nebraska, with her pastor husband, Bill Gepford.