Do you have a gift for listening to those needing an ear or those who are lonely? Do you have a compassionate heart for those going through tough situations? Are you being called into ministry caring for others? Congregational Care Ministers, or CCMs, are a team of trained lay volunteers who use their gifts and graces to partner in ministry with the clergy and staff to provide care for our congregation. Congregational care is critical in every local church, and no one person can address all the hurt of a congregation or community. This partnership between lay and clergy enables LAUMC to provide a more consistent and deeper level of care to our church family.
LAUMC will hold a training for new CCMs on Sundays, April 8 – May 20, 11:15am–12:30pm in the Resource Center. With this training, you 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 for prayer and encouragement, offer support to grieving families, and proactively seek to encourage and care for persons in need. Training topics include organizational development, Wesleyan Way of Care, boundaries and ethical practices, listening, older adult ministry, hospital visits, death, and prayer.
Registration is limited. Early bird pricing of $40 is available through March 8, then the cost will increase to $50. You can register on our website.