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Parish/Faith Community Nursing
What does a Faith Community Nurse bring to a congregation?
"There has been a rapid rise in the number of parish nurses in the congregations of our church. I believe that is because their value has touched a nerve – the intersection of physical care and spiritual care has shown us that these are not separate arenas, but are integrated in the care of the whole person our Lord calls us to practice. We have people of faith, trained in nursing care, who are well equipped to bring this ministry into the life of the church."
"A parish nurse program complements and fills out a comprehensive pastoral care strategy for a congregation and its community."
We are so grateful to have our parish nurse at St. Philip the Deacon. Her creative energy, passion for health and deep faith help us to reach out to more people in new ways. We are so thankful for the grant, which has helped us to meet the needs of this large faith community. Pastor Cheryl Mathison
Grants Available for
LFCNA has long been supportive of faith community nurse ministry start-ups and are acutely aware of the challenging financial situations of congregations. In response to this need, the LFCNA will annually provide funds for start-up of a new ministry or development of a new focus area in an existing faith community nursing ministry, for up to two (2) Lutheran congregations. Congregations can request up to $750.00 in grant funding. The next application deadline for grant applications is March 15, 2023.
For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
We are pleased to be able to award these grants to promote and support faith community nurse ministry.
Click here for the application form
For information about parish nursing, mentoring assistance from experienced Parish Nurses, or for more information on beginning a health ministry in your church contact Carol DeSchepper, Executive Director: email@example.com
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Leading a Congregation Through Change
For more information from experienced Faith Community Nurses or for speakers on beginning a health ministry in your congregation, contact Carol DeSchepper, Executive Director or Lucina Kimpel, President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here to download our Brochure: How to Call a Faith Community Nurse to Serve Your Congregation
Sample Installation Services for Parish Nurses
There are samples of three installations services when you click on the above title. This will allow you to quickly access all and choose what would best fit your congregation, or maybe combine ideas from more than one.