Mar 11, 2022

Want to start a Lay Care Team in your church to help persons with various needs?  Learn how in the workshop “Creating and Sustaining Lay Care Teams in the Local Church” on Zoom April 26, on Tuesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  All are welcome at no cost. Register at

The Rev. Tawny Bernhardt is Pastor of Children’s Ministry at Christ UMC Lansdale, and Marge Kramer is Director of Congregational Care and a Certified Lay Minister there. They will teach what they know as co-facilitators of the workshop.

Lay Care Ministers (LCM’s) are persons who have received special training in the most appropriate methods and techniques of providing pastoral care to individuals. Learn why an organized ministry can be important for your church, and how to get started.

“We’ll discuss the basic components of a comprehensive care ministry, and we’ll provide resources to strengthen your programs,” said Bernhardt.  After attending a Congregational Care Ministry Seminar at the UM Church of the Resurrection in Kansas in 2014, she used their model to launch a Care Ministry program at Christ UMC that same year, starting with four care ministers.

Register now at