February 2020 Vital Signs

In This Issue:

  • Keep Running
  • Scholarships for NCFI World Congress! 
  • Tonight's the Night! Nurse Group Leader Video Conversation 
  • Need Some Extra Prayer Support?
  • New Website Features for NCF Professional Nurse Groups
  • Bible Study Idea from NCF Delaware

Keep Running

Jessica Harper · Marketing & Communications Manager

Are you weary and burdened? Feeling the weight of leadership? You are not alone! Being a leader is hard work, particularly when it involves ministry. Not only are you battling against your own human limitations but you're also fighting a spiritual battle. The enemy doesn't want you to succeed. He doesn't want group members to engage and he certainly doesn't want new people to locate or join your group.

But, God does! Although trying, ministry leadership is also a tremendous gift; you don't have to do anything on your own strength. Don't forget that the Lord is right beside you, guiding your every step as you talk with nurses and invite them into your community. He is there to celebrate when people say yes and still there when they say no and attendance is low. 

God is sovereign. He has a plan for you and for your group and simply asks for faithfulness. Here at NCF, we are so grateful for your willingness to lead and to serve our ministry in this way. Praying this for you today:

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." -Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)

Scholarships for NCFI World Congress! 

Beautiful scenery, amazing speakers, great fellowship! Join other Christian nurses from around the world this summer for the NCFI World Congress. The conference is being held in Colorado at Colorado Christian University July 13 – 17, 2020. This will be a unique opportunity to collaborate with other NCF leaders and NCF staff. Access more information about the conference by clicking here.

As a way of facilitating your ability to participate in this conference, NCF is offering scholarships that can be used towards the $450 cost of the conference. Please click here to complete the the brief application.

Tonight's the Night! Nurse Group Leader Video Conversation

Join us tonight for our first Nurse Group Leader Video Conversation. It promises to be a time of support, encouragement, and prayer. We’ll celebrate our successes as well as any barriers we’re experiencing.

Here’s the details for our February call in: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7 pm CST via live webinar: https://intervarsity.zoom.us/j/580848756

Meeting ID: 580 848 75 / One tap mobile +16468769923,,580848756# US (New York) +16699006833,,580848756# US (San Jose)

Mark your calendars for the last Tuesday of each month. Our March meeting will be Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7 pm CST. Stay tuned for details!
Nurse Group Leader Discount! Remember as nurse group leaders that you receive a 43% discount on the cost of your membership. Simply use the code NCFNL43 when you check out. Just one way we want to say thank you for all you do.

Need Some Extra Prayer Support?

Did you know that each month NCF publishes a reflection which can be used for your group as well as prayer requests / praises for the ministry? You’ll find it in each month’s Charting the Way newsletter. Send your prayer requests to me at Christy.secor@intervarsity.org – we’ll be glad to share your requests with other NCF members. 

You are also welcome to submit a prayer request at any time during the month by using this link: http://ncf-jcn.org/prayer-and-praise-submission A group of nurses will pray for your needs confidentially.

New Website Features for NCF Professional Nurse Groups

NCF is adding new content to our webpage about our professional nurse groups! We’ll include your group’s name, but also want to share more ways students and nurses can get in touch with you.  Please send to Christy.secor@intervarsity.org, any information you have for:

  • Facebook group page links
  • Website links
  • Other social media links

Many thanks!

Bible Study Idea from NCF Delaware

Looking for a possible Bible study discussion topic? Our NCF Delaware group is using this study on How to Stop Worrying. It's got great practical application and 13 action steps to help. Does your group have a Bible study suggestion? Reach out to Christy and we'll feature your group in a future issue.

In Christ,

Interim Director / Professional Ministries Director, Nurses Christian Fellowship/USA