The Caring Congregation: Training Manual and Resource Guide

by Karen Lampe. Abingdon Press, 2014.

This manual for congregational care ministries addresses how to create and organize a care ministry, providing ideas about the use of volunteers, managing training, and more.


prayer, establishing boundaries, learning to listen, visitation etiquette, support for people experiencing their final days of life, organizing care ministries

Best For

clergy and lay leaders for any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Create a practical care plan by following suggestions on the use of volunteers, managing training, and establishing boundaries.
  • Support and comfort people going through their final days of life by creating a care ministry within your congregation.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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