Congregational Care Minister Program
A primary focus in Congregational Care is to develop a ministry where each of our Worship Service Pastors will have a team of five to twelve lay persons, called Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs), working with them to meet the care needs of our church family.
CCMs will meet regularly as a team with their Pastor for supervision and assignments. They can make hospital calls, telephone persons in need of contact, meet one-on-one with persons needing a listening ear for prayer and encouragement, offer support to grieving families and proactively seek to encourage and care for persons within their pastorate. This partnership between lay and clergy will enable us to provide another level of care to our church family.
Spiritual gifts typically found in those serving in this role are Administration, Encouragement, Faith, Leadership, Mercy, Pastor-Teacher (Shepherding).
Passions and skills that are especially helpful for serving in this role are people, compassion, fellowship, care giving, helping, service, and spiritual growth.
If you are interested in being a CCM, please complete and email a completed CCM application to Susan.Bell@cor.org. The training requirements and additional studies are detailed in the application. Minimum requirements for becoming a CCM:
- Member of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection for 3 years
- Completed Disciple I
- Completed at lease one: Alpha, Journey 101, Christian Believer, Companions in Christ, or Stephen Ministry Training.
Approved applicants will be scheduled for an interview with a Congregational Care pastor. Once the selection process is complete, CCMs must attend training. Upcoming training courses are shown below:
For further information about this application or learning about our next CCM seminar, contact Susan.Bell@cor.org.
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