Resources for Congregations Interested in
Parish/Faith Community Nursing
What does a Parish 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
ELPNA has long been supportive of parish nurse ministry start-ups and are acutely aware of the challenging financial situations of congregations. In response to this need, the ELPNA will annually provide funds for start-up of a new ministry or development of a new focus area in an existing parish nursing ministry, for up to two (2) Lutheran congregations. Congregations can request up to $750.00 in grant funding. Grant deadlines for 2023 grants will be posted later.
For more information send an email to email@example.com with your questions.
We are pleased to be able to award these grants to promote and support parish/faith community nurse ministry.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here to download our ELPNA Brochure for Congregations interesting in a Parish/Faith Community Nursing Ministry
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