Donate Now to Support our Care Ministry
Since we began our ministry in 2018, The Caring Congregation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been busy training church leaders around the nation how to organize and train volunteers, evaluate current care ministry practices and develop volunteers into key church leaders. We do this through seminars, webinars, podcasts and our online learning academy. God is opening doors because, as Jesus taught us, care is the heart of the church and essential for growth. And we are just getting started! Churches ask us almost daily for more care training and resources, and we have big plans to fill that need with new curriculum addressing diversity and inclusion training, care for children, youth, and senior adults, multi-lingual textbooks, and much more. With your help, we can expand our national team, offer more programs and resources to serve as a resource hub for "all things care." We are working on a national care conference and soon hope to offer retreats for spiritual renewal. But we can't do it alone.
In Matthew 9:37-38 Jesus said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest field." In order to grow this ministry and keep training affordable to the underserved churches who need it most, we need YOU! We need your prayers, volunteers, guidance, and financial support. Together, we can achieve our mission to cultivate a culture of care in ALL churches, develop deeply discipled, spiritually mature care teams and equip them to effectively care for their congregations and communities!
OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
- In all things, pray first!
- Pledge a donation: text the word PLEDGE to 855-725-7111.
- Donate by phone: text the word GIVE to 855-725-7111.
- Mail a support check to The Caring Congregation INC, 11184 Antioch Road #283, Overland Park, Kansas 66210.
- Make an endowed Legacy Gift through Midwest Trust or the Kansas Methodist Foundation by calling us at 913-481-6402.
- Volunteer! We need to grow our team. Volunteer to serve at our local events, join the national CCM team, or become a seminar leader, by emailing your interests and credentials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Karen Lampe, Founding Pastor
"Rev. Karen Lampe’s grasp on both the theological and formational significance of Congregational Care and the practical tools and strategies needed to provide good care are so helpful! She connects quickly and deeply with workshop participants so that they walk away not only equipped but feeling empowered to provide this ministry." --- Rev. Tracey Beadle, Senior Pastor, Westlake UMC
"In her role overseeing the care of 18,000 parishioners at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Karen Lampe has developed what many consider to be the best congregational care practices in the United States... and will dramatically improve the quality of pastoral care while engaging laity in ways that will enrich and bless them and those they care for." -- Rev. Adam Hamilton, Senior Pastor, Resurrection UMC
"Thanks for putting together such an accessible, relevant, professional and Spirit-led curriculum for assisting churches in ministering to our congregants. I knew at the outset of this journey that I couldn't and didn't want to be a "Lone Ranger" pastor doing this all by myself, so this pastor/lay team approach is perfect." --Roger Allen, West Valley Church of the Nazarene, Yakima, Washington