Faith Community Nursing

... of our neighbor’s needs should be as much a part of the church’s ministry as is the provision of regular worship and prayer support. If we pray for the health of a person, but do not help them overcome hypertension or maintain healthy levels of blood sugar, we are not ministering to the whole person. If we facilitate regular worship experiences that raise a person’s spirit, but do not provide programs to help them keep physically fit, we fail to minister to all that God has given these other children of God the potential to be.  If we teach the stories of the Bible, but do not teach God’s children how to care for their most precious gift from God, their body, we may be failing to build a spiritual legacy that is most fully faithful to God’s call to ministry.


Parish nursing programs can provide a variety of ways for congregations to minister to the whole person. They also provide a faithful example and witness to the world around us, regarding how we interpret the Biblical call to “love your neighbor,” “care for the least of these,” go forth and “heal the sick and lame,” and more.  


Perhaps more congregations, and members therein, would do well to consider how they are responding to God’s call to mission in their communities, in ways that deal with the wholeness of human need.  


This page offers a variety of links to resources that can empower parish nursing ministries, in a way that might also transform your entire congregation.

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addiction and recovery spirituality


addiction withdrawl/rehab resources


addiction treatment


an introduction to parish nursing


basic steps to starting health

                           ministry program


     - see also: 7 steps to starting a new ministry


books about parish nursing


bridging the gap between

                          medicine & healing


canadian association for parish nursing


drug rehab.com


drug rehab.org


f.a.q.'s about starting a health ministry


health ministries (u.s.) association


health topics newsletter


information about parish nursing programs


parish nursing as a solution (polis center)


parish nursing overview


parish nurse resource center


spirituality and parish nursing care


westberg Institute


what do parish nurses do?



denominational programs:

     

     elca parish nurse association


     episcopal health ministries


     lcms health ministries


          see also:  lcms parish nursing


     united methodist parish nursing



state by state (and canada)

parish nurse training programs:


     a few assorted certificate programs


     alabama


     alaska


     arizona


     california


     canada


     colorado


     connecticut


     florida


     illinois (central)


     indiana


     kansas


     kentucky


     maryland


     michigan


     minnesota


     missouri


     montana


     nebraska


     new jersey


     new york


     north carolina



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The physical and emotional care ...

state programs continued...


     ohio


     oklahoma


     oregon


     pennsylvania


     south carolina


     south dakota


     south dakota #2


     tennessee


     texas #1


     texas #2


     washington (state)

     

     washington #2

     

     west virginia


     wisconsin


     wyoming



a couple disciples of christ

parish nurse ministries:


    portsmouth, virginia


     spencer, Iowa