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“Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.” —Galatians 6:2

Congregational Care

We know that care for another person primarily is an act of love that one individual offers to another. At Franklin First UMC we have organized ministries to prepare us for caring for one another.

If you would like to become a Congregational Care minister, or would like more information about Congregational Care at Franklin First UMC, please contact Rick Beck at or 615.870.4331.

Your Congregational Care Ministers

Rev. Carlisle Jones
Rev. Carlisle JonesPastor of Congregational Care
Rick Beck
Rick BeckMinister of Visitation
Darnelle Lacher
Darnelle LacherCongregational Care Minister
Bob Fulghum
Bob FulghumCongregational Care Minister

Interested in being a Congregational Care Minister?

  • Congregational Care Ministers are trained lay persons who provide care for persons in our congregation with the direction and supervision of our pastors.
  • Congregational Care Ministers are congregation members who have demonstrated strong leadership skills, knowledge of the Bible and United Methodist doctrine and practice, and are skilled in relating helpfully to persons who are in stressful life situations.
  • Congregational Care Ministers meet regularly with our pastors to receive assignments, to report on contacts, and to receive guidance in their ministry and continued training.
  • Congregational Care Ministers are guided by Jesus’ example of a servant ministry.
  • Congregational Care Ministers visit persons who are in the hospital, rehabilitation care facilities, or at home while presently going through a medical or emotional crisis.

Congregational Care Ministers Application