Care Visitation Team (CVT)

 

Care Visitation Team (CVT):  What is it?

A group of Mandarin UMC lay members who provide visitation care with compassion, encouragement, and support for church members who are:

• Ill

• Hospitalized

• Receiving Long-Term Care

• Homebound

• In a Nursing Facility

• In Assisted Living

The CVT also providing words of encouragement through our greeting card ministry.

 

Role of the CVT: What do we do?

• Provide compassionate, loving care and assist with immediate spiritual needs for members of the MUMC family

• Visit with church members as assigned by the Care Visitation Team Coordinators

• Pray with these members and their families (with permission) and in your private prayers

• Complete assigned visits dependably and report on visits by email to the CVT team

• Assess and initiate additional support, i.e., meals, transportation, or suggest a longer visitation program, such as Stephen Ministry

• Notify appropriate groups of these needs for additional support

• Provide contact information during the visit (business card) and suggest other helpful items (Upper Room booklets, Guideposts, etc.)

• Assist Care Visitation Pastor with any additional duties, as needed

 

 

Qualifications for a CVT member: What are they?

• Membership at MUMC for one year and a regular worship attendee

• Ability to commit four hours per month to the CVT ministry

• Submission of the application form and participation with a follow-up meeting with a MUMC pastor

• Online completion of the Spiritual Gifts Survey (if not taken within last 5 years)

• Participation in monthly meetings with other CVT members for feedback, problem-solving, and discussion of any concerns or issues

• Attendance at the CVT training session(s)

Interested in the CVT ministry? Complete the application CVT Application and submit it to the MUMC office.  Once submitted, a member of the Pastoral team will contact you for an interview.