Karen Lampe Congregational Care Training

Karen Lampe Congregational Care Training

March 10, 2020

Congregational Care, for both clergy and lay members, can be intimidating. The needs are many and can be overwhelming. Nationally renowned expert, Rev. Karen Lampe, will lead a 2-day Congregational Care Ministry Workshop, September 11 & 12, 2020 at the Iowa Annual Conference Center 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 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. https://thecaringcongregation.com

Cost of the training is $250 per church up to 4 people, (additional people $50 per person) and includes lunch training materials and lunch for both days. Registration closes on August 28 and you can register here: https://iaumc-reg.brtapp.com/CongregationalCare.  Questions? Contact Melissa Drake at melissa.drake@iaumc.org   

Friday September 11, 2020
8:30 a.m. Gathering Time
8:45 a.m. Opening Worship
Lunch Provided
5:00 p.m. End of Day
Dinner on your own
Saturday September 12, 2020
8:45 a.m. Gathering Time
9:00 a.m. Workshop start time
Lunch Provided
4:00 p.m. – End of Day