NCF Connections, June 2021

In This Issue:

  • NCF: FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
  • NEW! Membership Updates
  • THRIVE: Getting Ready For Nursing School
  • Mentoring: It's About Relationship
  • Summer Conferences

NCF: FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, PhD, RN · NCF National Director, JCN Editor in Chief

NCF will complete our 20/21 fiscal year on June 30. What an astonishing 12 months this has been with COVID, shutdowns, isolation, moving ministry online, and sadly, supporting nurses as they cared for too many dying patients. God raised NCF up for such a time as this -- to make a difference in this horrible, difficult year. These real life comments from students, nurses, and educators say it all. 

  • This past year has been the toughest -- so much loss and pain. NCF has been a huge part of my support and healing. 
  • NCF has become a lifeline as we meet to share, study God’s word, and pray together. 
  • Another student walked up to me and said, “So tell me about this Jesus person.”    
  • Other faculty members come to me for prayer because they know I lead NCF.  
  • We have prayed together, cried together, and encouraged one another. We have grown relationally with each other and with the Lord.

What difference will NCF make next year? Who are the students and nurses who want to know about “this Jesus person?” With God’s help, NCF will be there! Currently, we have staff who are facing significant budget deficits. Would you give a year-end financial gift to help meet budget needs? Many thanks for your prayers and support!

NEW! Membership Updates

Now is the perfect time to join NCF! We just upgraded to a fantastic new membership system which allows you to SAVE BIG with an all-new auto-renew option. Check out all the benefits of NCF membership and join today!

THRIVE: Getting Ready For Nursing School

NCF is super excited to offer a special event for all incoming nursing students on June 26, 2021. THRIVE: Getting Ready for Nursing School will offer a time of encouragement, equipping, and blessing for undergraduate and graduate nursing students to help them prepare for nursing school. We will hear from current students and faculty as they share in their own words, “What I wish I knew then about nursing school now...” THRIVE will be held Saturday, June 26 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 CT, 9:00 MT, 8:00 PT. Register here to get links and materials for this informational and uplifting time together. Pass this on to as many incoming students as you can!! Email ncf@intervarsity.org with questions. 

Mentoring: It's About Relationship

Mentoring is a means of professional development, both for the newer nurse being mentored and the more experienced nurse serving as a mentor. Mary, a retired RN and former NCF staff member, and Lindsey, two years post-BSN graduation, agreed to provide a window into their mentoring relationship in this NCF Blog post.

 

Summer Conferences

Innovations in Faith-Based NursingJune 21-24, 2021 on IWU’s beautiful campus in Marion, Indiana. Experience rich fellowship with nurse colleagues as you explore and discover new innovations for your practice. NCPD hours will be offered. 

Nurses Christian Fellowship International Virtual World Congress-Opportunities and Challenges in Nursing Today-A Christ Centered ResponseJuly 9 - 11, 2021. Join nurses from around the world virtually to be motivated, inspired, and encouraged in your nursing. The fee is only $50; no NCPD will be offered. Learn more here!