CCM Seminar Details

Church of the Resurrection

Leawood, KS

April 27-29, 2017

Who should attend the CCM Seminar?

This seminar is perfect for pastors and church staff looking to launch a CCM program at their church or for volunteers looking to become Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs) for churches who have a new or existing CCM program.

CCM Seminar Pre-Conference

April 27, 10 am – 12 pm

The Congregational Care Team is excited to provide additional learning at this year’s CCM Seminar through a new Pre-Conference. With 90 minutes of content, participants can dive deep into one of two offered sessions.

Pre-Conference Details:

  • Pre-Conference Registration starts at 9:30am.
  • Session runs from 10am to 12pm with one 30 minute break.
  • Lunch is provided to Pre-Conference participants.

Pre-Conference Rate:

  • $25 Super Early Bird (through Feb 15)
  • $30 Early Bird (Feb 15 – April 5)
  • $35 Standard Rate (after April 5)

Creating a Support Group

Join Courtney Felzke, Chaplain of Silver Link and Cheryl Greenough, Program Director for Care Connections as they explore ideas about establishing and sustaining support groups and care classes as part of ongoing care for your congregation and community.  This session will provide guidance from the decision process of starting a group all the way to bringing fresh ideas to a long-standing group.

Courtney Felzke

Courtney Felzke serves as the Chaplain of Resurrection’s ministry to the frail and elderly. She was born and raised in Norman, OK. She met her husband while attending Baker University and has lived in Kansas since 2008. Before coming to Resurrection, Courtney worked in a nearby senior living community. Courtney and her husband keep busy with their three dogs and one tabby cat!

Cheryl Greenough

Cheryl Greenough is Program Director of Care Connections in Congregational Care, serving as triage for the department & coordinating hospital, hospice and rehab visits by pastors and Congregational Care Ministers. She also oversees the Prayer Ministry daily prayer requests and the large team of volunteers who serve in this ministry.

Raised in southern California, Cheryl and her family have lived all over the US, settling here in 1995. She and her husband have two grown daughters, a son in law, and a beautiful granddaughter—they also have full responsibility for her 92 year old father, who lives with them.

Depression, Anxiety and Addictions

If we get the science right, we can get the care right. Learn how to develop a robust science-based ministry to help your congregants navigate depression, anxiety and addictions. Our Live Well Emotional Wellness Ministry has reduced symptoms in 90% of participants at Resurrection. See how our Live Forward Ministry provides a path to recovery for those struggling with hurts and habits. Presented by Pastor Steven Blair and James Cochran, Director of Counseling Ministries.

Steven Blair

Steven grew up in Illinois and has lived in Kansas City for 15 years. He has a wife and two elementary-age sons. Steven has pastored at Resurrection for seven years leading its recovery program Live Forward and its mental health ministry Live Well.

James Cochran

James Cochran serves as the Director of Counseling Ministries. He is a licensed professional counselor and completed his graduate studies at University of Missouri – Kansas City. His professional experience includes counseling in a private practice setting, conducting mental health assessments in an emergency room, and developing programs for non-profits. James’s defining passion is helping people become who God created them to be. Resurrection has been James’s home church since he was in elementary school.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are CEU’s available?

Continuing Education Credits will be available for full participation.  Certificates will be available for pick up at the Information Desk during the event. Certificates are issued by Church of the Resurrection and it is the responsibility of the participant to check with their authorizing organization on the acceptance of these CE Credits.

Can I attend the conference for just one day?

We encourage you to attend the entire event. There are no reduced registration rates for partial attendance.  The Pre-Conference is priced separately and guests may choose to add the Pre-Conference to their registration or attend only the Pre-Conference.

Will childcare be provided?

While children are a high priority at Church of the Resurrection, this is an adult training event and childcare is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Can you accommodate a dietary restriction?

You will have the option to choose a vegetarian meal or gluten-sensitive meal during the registration process. While we recognize that there may be other dietary needs, we are unable to accommodate any other dietary restrictions at this time. We appreciate your understanding.

Are there group discounts?

We do not offer a group rate for churches sending a team. The reason is simple:  we do our best to keep the price of the conference as low as possible so that even the smallest churches might be able to send one of their leaders. It is important to us to give small churches an equal opportunity to attend.

The Congregational Care Ministry Seminar takes place at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection’s campus in Leawood, KS.

Church of the Resurrection started in 1990 as a small, upstart church with a big dream of becoming a church that welcomes thinking people who were not actively involved in a church. Our first 25 years have been an amazing journey with thousands of people finding greater hope, purpose and meaning in their lives here. And, they’ve found that a church like this can quickly become a great place for personal connections and relationships that will last a lifetime.

Church of the Resurrection has four locations in the Kansas City area which each minister in their communities with the same vision and heartbeat. These locations include: Leawood, KS; Olathe, KS; Downtown Kansas City, MO; and Blue Springs, MO.

Our Purpose

To build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.

Our Vision

To be used by God to Change Lives, Renew Churches, and Transform Communities.

Our Journey

To Know, Love, and Serve God.

Curious about Resurrection's CCM Requirements?

Take a peek at Church of the Resurrection’s requirements for members to become certified as Congregational Care Ministers in our church. These are the guidelines we use to properly train and equip our CCMs.

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I left very energized and felt this was what God had wanted me to do for my personal spiritual growth. The information and handouts make it so I can take this program back to our church and adapt and modify to fit the needs of our congregation. Thank you for such a well developed and well presented program.

-Carol J. (Bettendorf, IA)


Our first group of Congregational Care Ministers completed training in July and have already become deeply engaged in their ministry. The materials you have developed were excellent and easily adapted to fit our setting. CCM provides a way to invite others into leadership, to gain a deeper understanding of the call to care for one another, and to serve in a way that intersects with their gifts and the congregation's needs.

-Pastor Linda (St. Louis, MO)


I just wanted to take a moment thank you for the WONDERFUL conference. I came away refreshed and energized. I found much of the information valuable and usable. Thank you for your ministry!

-Pastor Jan (Pratt, KS)


The three laity that I brought to CCM training won't keep quiet 🙂 They are thrilled with the experience and the opportunity to implement what we learned. The process is very applicable in our much smaller context; it is also desperately needed. I am the only pastor with approximately 300 active members and the laity were reluctant to believe they could share in the care-giving ministry until they experienced the CCM workshop at Church of the Resurrection.

-Pastor Kenny (Great Bend, KS)


We were greeted with warmth and hospitality and quickly found that the staff and volunteers at the Church of the Resurrection were equipped to share practical tools that could be adapted for use in our ministry setting. The initial training we received at the seminar became the catalyst for helping us to identify a path that is leading to implementation of our own version of Congregational Care Ministry. We feel good about what we are doing and are thankful for the witness and resourcing we received to get us started. I believe that churches of any size can benefit from this excellent training.

-Pastor Emily (Memphis, TN)

How much does it cost?

Conference Pricing:

Super Early Bird: $140 (through Feb 15)
Early Bird: $160 (Feb 15 through April 5)
Standard Pricing: $200

Pre-Conference Pricing:

Super Early Bird: $25
Early Bird: $30
Standard Pricing: $35

Cancellation Policy: We are unable to refund any registration fees after April 12, 2017. Please understand that by this date we have prepared for your arrival with printed materials, catering and other provisions. If you wish to transfer your registration to another person from your church you may do so by contacting us at Cancellations prior to April 12 are subject to a $30 cancellation fee.

Contact Us: 
Kathy Carter: or 913-544-0272
Kari Burgess: or 913-232-4139.