The pastor cannot do all the work of the ministry alone. We have all tried, and we have all failed miserably. Our challenge is: how do I fix it?
Trying to be everything to everybody all of the time is breaking many pastors and seriously stifling the needed progress of the church. Pastors feel guilty when they cannot satisfactorily care for their people which oftentimes causes them to lose sleep, become anxious, get discouraged, and even fall into depression. Church members, on the other hand get upset because they feel neglected since you are not responsive to their needs. Ultimately the church stops growing for the simple reason that one person can only do that much.
For all the above reasons and many more, we have designed a new paradigm for pastoral care that will enable you to provide effective care to hundreds of families. It is called the Care Ministry Network which is an authentic and proven system of congregational care that enables church members to care for one another. It is applicable to all churches, regardless of its size.
The Care Ministry Network is an extension of the Lead Pastor’s vision, which is designed to be a collaborative effort between them and church members to provide meaningful care to the congregation. Care Pastors do not replace the Lead Pastors – they represent them. Although this particular ministry runs on the feet of the members, it can never be separated from the pastor as little as the musician in the symphony orchestra can ignore the direction of the conductor.
Congregational care should be intentional, structured, and planned. If not, it will never be effective and never reach its full potential. For that reason we have levels of leadership, lines of authority, and avenues of communication. This underscores the importance of in-depth training and development. CMNi helps to develop these different levels of ministry and leadership to effectively accomplish its mission.
FIVE POINTS OF CONTACT
The key to the Care Ministry concept is Five Points of Contact. Each Care Pastor is trained and developed to make five points of contact with each of their family units in a prescribed way. This is the GLUE that brings the entire ministry of care together and provides the safety net, which prevents people from falling through the cracks.
If the Five Points of Contact are not well implemented, or the workers are not well trained, the entire ministry is doomed to failure (CMNi provides the means of training).
We also cover aspects such as churches with multi campuses, those who have cell groups (Small groups) and also multiple services.
WHAT CMNi WILL DO
CARE MINISTRY NETWORK INTERNATIONAL (CMNi) . . . will provide you with all you need to equip and empower your people. There is no need to re-invent the wheel or run the risk of not preparing your people well. All the work has already been done. You will receive:
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