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God's Plan

God’s Plan for Improving Global Health

DATE: November 1, 2016

Seeing ways that God calls nurses to meet challenges inspires us and gives hope. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from Sam Mbok from Nigeria: nurse, former board member of Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI), and founder of the Rebecca Mbok Foundation that addresses the crises of infant and maternal mortality in Nigeria. Come to hear how God is improving maternal newborn health through HBLSS- Home Based Life Saving Skills.

TIME: Tues. Nov. 1, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30 for a soup supper (free) and discussion

PLACE: Stadium Village Church: 501 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55441

We will learn from Sam’s example as he shares:

+ God’s call to the NCFI movement in Nigeria to be a Christian influence in healthcare issues in their country

+ God’s call to Sam to begin the Foundation (that grew out of tragedy and suffering)

+ Opportunities to represent Jesus Christ in healthcare – in Nigeria and in MN

There will be opportunity for questions & answers. We will pray together about our responses to global health care.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: One (1) contact hour for MN nursing CE credit


+ Describe how God calls nurses to active involvement in global health

+ Identify ways to be involved in global health initiatives

There will be a free-will offering for Sam’s ministry in Nigeria (no checks).

PLEASE INVITE FRIENDS, and nurses & students you know who may be interested in the topic!

Please RSVP, to know how much food to prepare: Click here to RSVP to Margaret


GMHC 2016The 2016 Global Missions Health Conference

Date: November 10-12, 2016

CE Contact Hours - Continued Education will be offered again this year for the majority of the GMHC sessions.  Information will be posted online in September.

Location: Southeast Christian Church, 920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, KY 40243

Description: Connect and learn along with thousands of other people interested in healthcare missions.  We're excited about the variety of speakers, wide range of exhibiting organizations, and some special new events for this year.

Conference Information


Journeying TogetherJourneying Together: A Faithful Response to Addiction

DATE: Saturday, November 12, 2016

TIME: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Anderson Chapel, North Park University & Seminary, Chicago

DESCRIPTION: A continuing education workshop for healthcare and ministry professionals in service to the church.  Addictions, from drugs to alcohol, food to sex, are impacting our churches and communities cutting across, age, race and socioeconomic status. Not only an individual struggle, this challenge calls for community support to face the pain leading to addiction and be present in the journey towards wellness.  There are many approaches to addiction recovery, yet spirituality is consistently recognized as central to the process.  With the many hungers that addictions try ineffectively to satisfy, the church has a unique opportunity to provide food for the soul as we faithfully journey with individuals and families struggling with addiction and walking the path of recovery.
This second biennial faith and health symposium, provided by North Park Theological Seminary and North Park University School of Nursing and Health Sciences, will explore how healthcare professionals and congregations can collaborate to respond faithfully to the challenge of addiction, considering what can be done together that neither can do alone.  

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Mark Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D., is nationally recognized as the leading authority in the field of sexual addiction with over 28 years of recovery experience and President and Director of Faithful & True.



Round Top RetreatSAVE THE DATE

NCF Texas Round Top Retreat  

Effective Prayer-Effective Nursing: Best Practices for Prayer in Nursing

DATE: February 3-5, 2017

LOCATION: Round Top Retreat Center, Round Top, TX

DESCRIPTION: Patients in any clinical setting often experience fear, loneliness, and a loss of hope. Nurses can offer prayer to help those in their care experience peace, love and hope. Come to a beautiful and peaceful place to explore biblical truths about prayer and to gain knowledge and skill in offering appropriate prayer with confidence and compassion.

Through teaching, personal study, and discussion, nurses and students will have the opportunity to grow deeper with God and discover how prayer can transform their lives and their nursing practice. Take time away from the busyness of life and refresh your soul and your joy in nursing.

You will have the opportunity to:

  1. Identify biblical principles for prayer.
  2. Describe the possible outcomes of prayer.
  3. Practice the disciplines of open communication with God and meditation on Scripture in personal prayer.
  4. Discuss best practices to pray with patients.
  5. Develop a plan to include prayer in your patient care according to your comfort level and the patient’s needs and preferences.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16b

Register Online.

EARLY BIRD Registration Fees - BEFORE November 15th!

Fees include materials, lodging, meals and refreshments!

  • NCF Nurse Member (NCF/USA paid member): $160.00*
  • Nurse (non-NCF paid member): $175.00*
  • Student NCF Member: $70*
  • Student (full-time, pre-licensed/undergraduate ONLY): $85*
    This option is not available to RNs choosing to advance their degrees;
  • Daily- NO overnight accommodation: $75* 

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