Church of the Resurrection

Leawood, KS

April 19 – 21, 2018

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 19, 9:30 – 11:30am

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

Pre-Conference Details:

  • Pre-Conference Registration: 8:30 – 9:30am.
  • Session: 9:30 to 11:30am with one 30 minute break.
  • Lunch is provided to Pre-Conference participants.

Pre-Conference Rate:

  • $25 Early Bird (through March 8)
  • $35 Standard Rate

2018 Pre-Conference Sessions

(Select one from the options below)

Session 1

Starting a Congregational Care Ministry

This workshop will help you evaluate and create a plan of care for your church and community by deploying trained volunteers called Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs) who work alongside their pastor.  Pastors and lay persons will be equipped with tools necessary for providing ministry and implementing a Congregational Care Ministry program in your local church.

Karen Lampe

Reverend Karen Lampe currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Congregational Care. She is passionate about the development of pastors and volunteer Congregational Care Ministers to serve in the local church.

Session 2

Silver Link: Ministry to the Aging Community

Most churches have elderly congregants who are either home bound or reside in care facilities. It can be hard to keep these congregants connected to the church – but it is so important! This workshop will focus on care to elderly persons who are no longer able to attend worship in the local church setting. Specifically, this session will offer keys to successful visitation and care home worship services, including: meaningful faith filled visits, empowering volunteers, and how to start a worship service in a nearby care facility.

Doyle Blanton

Doyle serves Director of Silver Link Ministry and provides pastoral care to the congregation. He is in his fourth year as pastor here at Resurrection and in his fourth decade of being a pastor.

Claire Clough

Claire recently completed her Chaplain residency and is thrilled to continue in her pastoral ministry with the individuals of Silver Link. She is pursuing ordination as a deacon within the United Methodist Church.

Session 3

Depression, Anxiety and Addiction

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 Recovery Ministry provides a path to healing and wholeness.

James Cochran

James Cochran serves as the Director of Counseling Ministries at Resurrection. He is a licensed professional counselor and he has a passion to help people become who God created them to be.

Tom Langhofer

Tom is the Pastor of Addictions Ministry at Resurrection. His own experience with alcohol addiction gives him both compassion and a heart for the recovery ministry - it is truly his calling.

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. Please plan accordingly. 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.

What are the requirements to become a CCM for Church of the Resurrection?

Church leaders often ask us what we require of our members who would like to become Congregational Care Ministers for our congregation. 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. You are welcome to use this document as you determine appropriate requirements for a CCM program at your church.

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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 from 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.

-Linda from St. Louis, MO


The overall conference was wonderful. I enjoyed the pastors and the information that they shared was so useful. I left feeling empowered with the love of Jesus Christ. 

-Lisa from Grain Valley, MO


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.

-Kenny from Great Bend, KS


I feel like I finally found [a conference] that was up my alley and very usable in my work setting. Thanks for all you all did to make this an extra-ordinary event!!

-Laurie from Clarksville, TN