- About Us
Care Corps is a ministry of visitation for all people identified with MUMC who are homebound, in nursing homes, hospitalized, or in rehabilitation facilities. Care Corps 's purpose is to provide pastoral care during times of crisis and help people remain connected to the church during times when they are unable to get to church easily or regularly. So Care Corps Visitors spend time with people who are disconnected from the church for a variety of reasons for either short or longer periods of time.
Manchaca UMC Care Corps has trained and commissioned more than a dozen hospital and homebound visitors which has significantly expanded the reach of our pastors, allowing the church to provide quality pastoral care to a much larger group of people on a consistent basis.
We periodically offer training opportunities for those who feel gifted and called to this vital ministry. The training consists of two, 2-3 hour sessions over the course of two weeks. Once you are trained and commissioned you can participate in ways that are consistent with your schedule and time availability. Care Corps Visitors make as little as one homebound visit per month. Others visit 2 or three people once each month, visit people in the hospital one day a month, or visit hospitals weekly. Some are comfortable in Nursing Home settings and others in homes or hospitals. During the course of the training you discern how you feel called to serve. Please prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to serve through this ministry. And if you have questions, contact me, Pastor Tracey (Tracey@ManchacaUMC.org), I’d be happy to talk with you and/or introduce you to Care Corps Visitors who would love to talk with you about their experience.