Congregational Care is critical in every local church, and no one person can address all the hurt of a congregation or community. LAUMC’s Congregational Care team is sponsoring a comprehensive two-day training seminar on Friday and Saturday, March 13–14, 9:00am–4:00pm each day. The seminar will be led by the Rev. Karen Lampe, a renowned expert in congregational care ministry, to train volunteers to become partners in ministry with pastors and staff to provide care for a congregation. Leaders at other local churches are invited to participate as well.
Rev. Karen Lampe served as the executive pastor for congregational care at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection for 12 years, creating a model of care that empowers lay people to become Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs) who work alongside their pastors. Karen has authored two books and has taught this model of care to churches throughout the U.S. She believes that care is the heart of the church, no matter what size the church is, and when churches can do this part well, it draws people to their faith community.
Space at the seminar is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The cost is $50 per person, which covers training materials plus breakfast and lunch on both days.