NCF Connections, July 2016

Kathy Schoonover-ShoffnerIntroducing the New NCF Director

Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, PhD, RN, didn’t plan on being a nurse until she worked in a hospital as a high school senior and was captivated by the life-giving power of the nurse-patient relationship. “After I witnessed the intimacy of caring for people, I knew nursing was for me!” Kathy said. Now Kathy is the new NCF Director and she is excited about what God will do through NCF ministry in the years ahead. Find out more about Kathy.

NCFINCFI World Congress Brings Shalom

In June, 300 nurse leaders from 35 countries gathered in the Philippines for the 2016 World Congress of Nurses Christian Fellowship International. The theme focused on “Healthy Lives in a Broken World: A Christian Nursing Response.” They explored how to live as healthy, holy and joyful people in a broken world in need of God's healing. Discover more about NCFI.


Pat Emery HixsonNCF Changed My Life

Nurses Christian Fellowship has been an integral part of my life since nursing school when I was introduced to Jesus Christ and began to understand my need for a personal relationship with him. That was nearly 45 years ago and my relationship to Jesus Christ has grown and flourished, largely due to the training and mentoring I received from NCF staff in the formative years of my walk with Christ. Read more from Pat Emery.


A Compassionate VisitationA Compassionate Visitation Program for Churches

Homebound elders are vulnerable to decreased quality of life related to their social and emotional isolation. Making homebound visits is an important part of the ministry of the church. Learn more about developing a Compassionate Visitation Program in the faith community. Receive 2.5 CE credits with this new article from Journal of Christian Nursing.

My Heart-Christ's HomeMy Work—Christ’s Home

When I was a new Christian more than 24 years ago, a fellow believer gave me a booklet, My Heart Christ’s Home, written by Robert Boyd Munger in 1951. The story is about a new Christian who invites the Lord into all areas of his life through the metaphor of a home. I often think about this story in my role as a nurse. Read more from Carrie Dameron.


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