Basic CCM Training Course:

Part 1 (Establish) + Part 2 (Train CCMs)

The ministry of congregational care is the heart of the church and should be carefully designed to help all of us get through challenging times. Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs) or "Care Ministers" are key volunteers who work alongside their pastor to help provide Christlike care for the church family. This course is designed to train pastors, staff, and volunteers so that together they can offer congregational care that is relevant to the needs of our current era.

This training covers Parts 1 and 2 (Chapters 1-11) in the book The Caring Congregation Ministry: Implementation Guide on the CCM Method of Care, which is the basis for this training.

NOTE: We offer a separate "CLM Specialization" course that qualifies for Certified Lay Minister Specialization in Congregational Care from the UMC Discipleship Ministries. Look for the round Lay Servant Ministries logo in our course listing.

About This Course

This course covers the essential training necessary to establish a successful care ministry and the foundational training for Congregational Care Ministers who are the backbone of an effective care ministry (Parts 1 & 2 in the recommended books below).

Click here for Course Syllabus.

Instructors: Rev. Karen Lampe (founder of the CCM method of care) and Rev. Melissa Gepford who co-authored the books used in this training.

Recommended Books for this course:

Includes approx. 6 hours of professional video content plus handouts, resources, and much more.

Student will have 90 days access to the course.