Congregational Care Ministers
What is a CCM?
CCMs make hospital visits, call people in need of contact, meet one-on-one with those in need of a listening ear for prayer and encouragement, offer support to grieving families, proactively seek to encourage and care for persons in need and much more. CCMs are assigned to a pastor based on the worship service they typically attend, and they work together as a team. While there is a wide variety of duties a CCM can do, most serve in areas where they feel most gifted.
Our training covers topics such as Organizational Development, Theology of Care, Boundaries and Ethical Practices, Listening, Older Adult Ministry, Hospital Visits, Death and Prayer.
What are the CCM Requirements?
…have completed at least one year of Disciple Bible Study
…have been active members of the Church of the Resurrection for at least three years.
…fulfill the four expectations of our members:
- Attend worship each weekend except when sick or out of town
- Actively pursue growth in the Christian life through participation in a small group or some other form of Christian discipleship
- Serve God with their time in the ministry of the church
- Give financially in proportion to one’s income, with the tithe being the goal
…be interviewed by a pastor and church staff member to discuss the philosophy, motivations and responsibilities of becoming a Congregational Care Minister.
…complete the Congregational Care Ministers Training Course. This six-week course includes information on Sacred Spaces, Wesleyan Care, Hospital Visits, Boundaries, Counseling, Prayer, and Ministry to the Frail and Dying. Time and location for this course will be announced after the interview process.
…receive the United Methodist Church’s Safe Gatherings certification. This training is available online. Learn more on our Safe Gatherings page.
…agree to and sign the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Volunteer Leader Covenant. As leaders, we set the tone and pace for the entire congregation. We shape the heart, character and life of this Christian community, so it is vital that we walk the Christian walk. Spiritually healthy leaders will produce a spiritually healthy church. With this in mind, this covenant was developed to guide our life together as leaders. We use these standards to hold ourselves accountable to pursuing the Christian life, and in so doing, we recognize that it is God’s grace which calls forth our faithful response and it is God’s grace which brings such transformation in our lives.
…commit at least three hours per week to this ministry.
If you are interested in being a Congregational Care Minister, please complete and return this application to the Congregational Care Office. You can email your application to Wendy.Chrostek@cor.org.