The Caring Congregation

January 21, 2020

Here I Am, Lord: Congregational Care Workshop

Due to the resent effects of COVID-19 virus, we have rescheduled the event for:
  • Friday, July 24, 2020, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
    Saturday, July 25, 2020,  9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 52 16th Avenue NW, Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Congregational Care, for both clergy and lay members, can be daunting. The needs are many and varied and can be overwhelming.  Nationally renowned expert, Rev. Karen Lampe, will lead a 2-day Congregational Care Ministry Workshop at St. Luke’s UMC, Hickory, North Carolina that will teach churches how to organize their care ministries and train participants to provide compassionate care for people experiencing a variety of life crises.

Rev. Karen Lampe served as the Executive Pastor for Congregational Care at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, for twelve years.  Serving alongside Rev. Adam Hamilton, she created a model of care that empowered 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 no matter what size the church, "care" is the heart of the church and when you can do this part of the church well it draws people to your faith community.  Her enthusiasm for the CCM program is contagious as she calls everyone to use the experiences of their lives to build the kingdom.  Explore more information at

The cost of the training is $50 and includes two meals, snacks, and training materials. For more information and to register, please visit our website Space is limited to 250 for this event.
Registration closes on Friday, July 17th.
Contact Rev. Monica Childers at  for more information.

Funded by the Leadership Development Team through generous giving of Western North Carolina churches.
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