New Zealand

Te Kotahitanga Neehi Hapori Whakapono o Aotearoa

"Faith by itself, not accompanied by action is dead"  James 2:17

Be Excited!

This is an innovative yet ageless ministry. It is rewarding but challenging. It varies according to needs but essentially, it is responding to Jesus' call 'to heal'.


The Process of Preparation

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Sharing the Vision

Experience has taught us that this ministry requires a SHARED VISION to be successful. Each of the following must determine whether they will commit to it. FCNs feel called to this role but the minister and the faith community (usually a church membership) need to play a full part in its establishment and continuity

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The Role of a Faith Community Nurse

Is to provide the church and community with a quality health ministry that meets the physical, mental and spiritual needs of individuals and families by developing understanding of the relationship between faith and health within the context of a caring faith community.

1. Health Educator and Facilitator

The Faith Community Nurse uses various methods to educate individuals and small group learning

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3. Personal Health Counsellor

This may entail helping people with health problems through listening, advising, supporting and/or recommending referral. 

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4. Resource And Referral Agent

The Faith Community Nurse liaises between the individual and the faith community, and the individual and other health and community services.  

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5. Coordinator Of Health Ministry Volunteers

The Faith Community Nurse organises, educates and supports groups of volunteers to support the health ministry of the faith community. 

6. Care Manager

The Faith Community Nurse assists clients with an existing illness, complex conditions and/or disability to manage their condition, prevent exacerbations, and/or limit complications.

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