PART I - Establishing a Care Ministry

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 organize methods of care that are relevant to the needs of our current era.

Training is based on these 2 books co-authored by Karen Lampe and Melissa Gepford:

It is recommended that students purchase both books for this course. The Implementation Guide has all the details. The Care Ministers Manual is a companion workbook with forms, checklists, and space for note-taking to use throughout the course.

About This Course:


This course is essential as you establish and organize your care ministry.

After an introduction of the instructors and basic course concepts, this course covers only PART I of the full Basic Training Course, targeted to train the pastors and staff who will establish and organize the care ministry. It covers chapters 1-5 of the Implementation Guide and Care Ministers Manual.

This course covers:

PART I: Establishing Your Care Ministry (taught by Melissa Collier Gepford) - Chapters 1-5

  1. Recruit & Equip
  2. Roles & Responsibilities
  3. Documentation System
  4. Evaluate
  5. Build the Need

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Part 1: Establishing a Care Ministry

1 Hour of Video Instruction