Jesus sent His disciples to “…preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.” (Luke 9:2)

Right before He left us, Jesus gave His last command which was, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-20)

A vital part of Jesus’ ministry was bringing healing to the sick. He emphasized this healing aspect of His ministry wherever He went. Believers are to “observe all things” that Christ commanded, including addressing the subject of health, from a wholeness perspective as a ministry of the church. Health is vital to the ministry of the church; using a Biblical perspective, we help churches incorporate its study & practice into their ministries. Here is a partial listing of our services. Our services will be unique as each faith community is unique.

A faith community nurse is a licensed registered nurse (RN) who has completed a certificate in Parish Nursing. The nurse ‘walks alongside’ a faith community, offering services to encourage optimal physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health:

  • Encourage an understanding of how the body, mind, and spirit, as well as our character, influence our health
  • Serve as a healing ministry coordinator to help your church develop a plan to support one another during times of need, including training volunteer facilitators to lead the ministry in the future
  • Offer PathWay 2 Wholeness: The Christian Faith and Whole Person Health – a 12-week course exploring the many links between the Christian faith and factors that affect our health as well as deepen our relationship with God
  • Provide health education – onsite & online classes on a variety of health-related topics that will encourage healthy lifestyles, such as coordinating exercise or weight management classes, & regular blood pressure screenings
  • Lead Biblically-based program for building healthy lifestyles
  • Provide health counseling and education to individuals & families, helping families to cope effectively with physical problems or stressful life transitions or understanding diagnoses, lab results, medications, or simply how to navigate the health care system
  • Serve as a health advocate resource connecting individuals & the church family to health and social support resources
  • Facilitate support groups
  • Help church leaders facilitate volunteer health ministries, including some training programs or health screenings
  • Contribute health-related articles to the bulletin or church newsletter