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