February 2, 2021

In This Issue:

  • The Importance of Prayer
  • NEW NCF Tabletop Discussions
  • Updated Member Discounts 
  • Be Still Retreat Last Call 
  • Miss January Journal Club? 
  • Special Event: Making All Things New 
  • Virtual NCF Groups
  • NCFI World Congress 

The Importance of Prayer

Christy Secor RN, DNP, CDWF • NCF Professional Ministries Director

Sometimes our prayers fall out of our mouths as a litany of requests. There’s no time spent giving thanks to God for being who he is, no time spent listening. Sometimes our words can be rote. Sometimes our hearts ache so much we have no words at all.

Listen to your heart. Pay attention to your words as you sit with your heavenly Father. This week I felt burdened…like I was trying to walk through knee-deep mud. Have you ever felt that way? Continue reading Christy’s reflection and NCF’s prayer requests by clicking here.

Join with other nurses each Sunday for an hour of prayer at 7 pm Eastern / 6 pm Central / 5 pm Mountain / 4 pm Pacific. It’s a time of encouragement, openness, honesty, and being real. You are not alone! Email ncf@intervarsity.org to let us know your interest in participating and we’ll send the Zoom link.

NEW NCF Tabletop Discussions 

NCF is excited to offer 90-minute conversations around important topics impacting each of us as nurses.  Join us on Monday, February 22 at 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central / 6 pm Mountain / 5 pm Pacific as we discuss Jesus and Mental Health During a Pandemic. 

You must register for this free event. Please register here. After registering, the Zoom link will be sent to you. Please do not share the Zoom link with others as this is an NCF member benefit. NOTE:  No continuing education will be offered for this event. Questions? Reach out to ncf@intervarsity.org

Updated Member Discounts 

  • Enjoy 15% off NCF products from the InterVarsity Store using discount code RELATIONSHIP! Choose from water bottles, pens, sticky notes, t-shirts, charms, pins, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and brand new spiritual care cards! Pick something up for yourself, your NCF group, or a friend.

  • NCF members can take 20% off all LWW products using discount code WMK030AA at checkout. 

  • Check out all your membership benefits and discounts here!

Be Still Retreat Last Call 

Nurse educators and nursing students -- As we transition from one semester to the next, let’s start by being still with God. Come to our first ever online national NCF student and faculty advisor retreat on Saturday, February 6th for a time of worship, small group processing, and individual reflection on the topic of being still! Please pass along the information to any student or faculty, they do not need to be a part of NCF currently. The cost for the 2.5 hour retreat is free! 

Here is a direct link to register for the retreat.

Miss January Journal Club? 

NCF members met to discuss the JCN article, Offering Culturally Congruent Christian Care on January 21. However, it’s not too late to get in on the lively discussion on emulating Christ and embracing the culture of others. View the recording and download handouts here (you’ll need to login for access). Then email ncf@intervarsity.org to get 1.5 contact hours for relicensure!

Special Event: Making All Things New 

The challenges from the ongoing pandemic continue to stretch us, impacting every aspect of our lives. This past year has also provided opportunities to reflect on our priorities and look at our lives and profession from a different perspective…a perspective of hope and new beginnings.

 Join the Twin Cities Minnesota Professional Nurse Group to discuss what it means to be “whole-minded” in our response to the stresses we are experiencing and how God works within us to make all things new, February 16th beginning at 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central / 6 pm Mountain / 5 pm Pacific. You must register for this free event. Please email ncf@intervarsity.org and the Zoom link will be sent to you. 

Virtual NCF Groups 

Are you a nurse looking for a connection with other nurses? Are you a nursing student without an NCF group at your school? Email ncf@intervarsity.org and we can help you connect with a Professional Nurse or Student Ministry group in your area.  

NCFI World Congress

Nurses Christian Fellowship International will hold their quadrennial conference, Opportunities and Challenges in Nursing Today: A Christ Centered Response virtually July 9-11, 2021. The program will contain Keynote speakers, Bible expositions, and a variety of concurrent sessions. Find more information at NCFI World Congress 2021.