NCF Connections, August 2018

Christy SecorProfessional Ministries Director Joins NCF Staff

It’s about relationship—that’s how Christy Secor, RN, DNP, CDWF, distills her new NCF role as Professional Ministries Director. Christy shares her exciting vision for NCF ministry is this brief video message. Learn more about Christy here.


nsoNew Student Outreach Underway

During the first month of school, students are most open to exploring life in Jesus and checking out campus ministries like NCF and InterVarsity. Share in the excitement as nursing students invite others into their NCF community and a deeper relationship with Jesus. Read more.

shareUnpopular Truth

In the Christian life, truth is essential. “Telling the truth isn't popular. It often clashes with what we want to be true,” writes Karen Schmidt in this JCN editorial. “When have you seen patients reject or revise the truth about their health or well-being because it was too hard, too uncomfortable, or disagreeable? How often have I rejected truth because it wasn't comfortable?” Read more of Karen’s reflections on truth.

plantingThe Joy of Planting New Groups

Starting new NCF groups for nursing students is hard work but energizing! Find out what we’re doing to plant new groups at nursing schools that don’t have an NCF chapter. We’re starting new groups so that more nursing students can explore what it means to follow Jesus in nursing. Learn more about this growing adventure!

laptopVirtual Prayer Groups

Where do nurses turn when they are deeply burdened, feel disempowered, or their voices are unheard? Three nurses met up online to pray and revitalize their spiritual and professional selves. They shared what they learned here: “Virtual Prayer Groups: An Experience of Sacred Space.” This article is FREE for a limited time from Journal of Christian Nursing.

campConnecting with God at Camp

"This summer I grew closer to Jesus and learned to put a patient's needs before my own," writes Kristin, a nursing student and leader of her NCF chapter. Read Kristin’s story of how she renewed her relationship with Christ and what she learned when she was called on to use her nursing skills at summer camp.