Why have an NCF group

Local NCF Groups:

• bring hope and purpose to our personal and professional lives.

• provide encouragement and community as we seek to care for others with the compassion of Christ.

Just as coals in a fire smolder when they are separated, isolated nurses are more easily discouraged. Christ offers the precious gift of Christian community, "For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them" (Matt. 18:20). It is a privilege to know God through Jesus Christ - to know Jesus' love, forgiveness, hope, and sense of purpose in difficult times. And we have the honor of making Christ known through our actions and words -- among our colleagues, patients/clients and their families.

Read Isaiah 42:1-9 and reflect on what will happen in nursing and healthcare as the Lord is made known. Christ's ministry in healthcare today is strengthened as believers are linked together.