Bringing together Christian health professionals and care workers to facilitate a health focus to pastoral care and promote whole person health care

Faith Community Care’s purpose is to:

  • Stimulate Christian health professional and care workers to use their knowledge and skills, and their faith to effect whole person health
  • Provide information that promotes whole health – personal, family and community
  • Promote supportive relationships between Christian health professionals and care workers (individuals and organised groups)
  • Excite churches about the capacity of adding health to pastoral care ministry to transform lives

To achieve these objectives we:

  • promote a Christian worldview of the person as an integrated whole- body, mind, spirit
  • emphasise the importance of relationships – with God, with others, with the creation and within one’s self
  • stress the biblical mandate of the church is to preach, teach and heal.  Adding health to pastoral care ministry focuses on all three, but emphasises health and healing activities
  • recognise adding health to pastoral care ministry is a ‘body’ ministry of a church. It involves everyone in a Christian faith community because all bring unique gifts and strengths.  Everyone can do something.  All are needed all are gifted and all are valuable.

Faith Community Care Collaborative is a service of the Australian Faith Community Nurses Association (AFCNA)

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