Congregational Care Ministry Seminar
The Congregational Care team at Church of the Resurrection announced today that registration is open for an important training event being held April 7th – 9th, 2016. The Congregational Care Ministry Seminar is designed to train volunteers to become partners in ministry with pastors and staff to provide care for a congregation. Several years ago Church of the Resurrection developed a program transforming the way care is provided for the congregation. Volunteers are equipped to be Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs) and are deployed to work alongside pastors and staff to minister to and holistically care for the congregation. This partnership between lay and clergy has enabled the church to provide a more consistent and deeper level of care to the church family. Congregational Care is critical in every local church and no one person can address all the hurt of a congregation or community. The ministry of Congregational Care is carefully designed to connect the church with people during difficult times. The CCM Seminar consists of comprehensive training and networking with other local church leaders regarding congregational care best practices and standards, based on the resource developed by Executive Pastor Karen Lampe, The Caring Congregation. This resource serves as a manual to guide pastors and churches to organize their congregations for care and equip volunteers to listen, visit, comfort and encourage congregants. Topics to be covered include: Prayer, Theology of Care, Boundaries, Listening, Visitation, Death and Grief and Organization. With this training, volunteers will be empowered to make hospital visits, telephone persons in need of contact, meet one-on-one with persons in need of a listening ear, offer support to grieving families and proactively seek to encourage and care for persons in need. For more information, please visit our webpage, cor.org/ccm. Questions? Contact Kathy Carter at email@example.com or 913-544-0272 or Kari Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-232-4139. Registration is limited. Super Early Bird registration available for $140 through February 3rd. Early bird registration for $160 Feb. 4th – March 16th. The regular registration fee is $200.