Are you interested in joining your Christian faith with nursing to change lives?

If you are, Faith Community Nursing may be a role for you to consider and this FREE workshop to celebrate International Nurse Day may help you decide.

Faith Community Nursing is a role for today's nurse

The rise in mental health issues, stress, family break-down, early discharge from hospital, isolation and loneliness, chronic conditions and disabilities, and the requirements of an aging population, make Faith Community Nursing (FCN) a role that can add breadth and depth to the pastoral care of the church. It provides amazing outreach opportunities to a community in need. FCNs care for the whole person - body, mind and spirit, promoting health, healing, hope, peace, justice and faith for all.

Join us for a FREE workshop: Introducing Faith Community Nursing

Morning: Introducing Health and Pastoral Care Ministry

Health and Pastoral Care ministry is more than the usual reactive responses that support people in time of acute need or crisis. It takes a proactive whole-person approach to promoting health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities across the lifespan from birth to death. Read more

  • Why-  introduces ‘Health and Pastoral Care Ministry’ in Australia’s changing social context, the health and pastoral care continuum, and the theology supporting the ministry
  • Who  – looks at caring for the whole person, care as ‘body-of-Christ’ ministry, and teams
  • How – considers strength-based approaches, transition pathways, and supporting self-care


Afternoon: Introducing Faith Community Nursing’

Faith Community Nursing brings a health focus to pastoral care adding depth and scope to the ministry.

The afternoon explores using health practitioners in your church. We will use Faith Community Nurses as the exemplar.

  • What – what is Faith Community Nursing?
  • What if –   what are the legal and ethical requirements of faith community nurses within churches
  • What next – discusses the steps a church or faith based organisation can follow to begin a Faith Community Nursing ministry and the steps nurses wishing to participate in such a ministry can follow

You can use this workshop for Continuing Professional Development (certificate will be provided)

Workshop details

  • Date: Tuesday 12th May
  • Time: 9.30am to 4pm
  • Venue: Baptist Care, Unit 3, 5-7 Stephen St, Melrose Park, South Australia
  • Parking: FREE in local streets
  • Cost: FREE Morning tea and Afternoon tea provided (BYO Lunch)

It is unlikely the face to face course will go ahead due to Coronavirus restrictions. We are preparing an online version on the same date (hopefully) with online interactive class time.

Brought to you in conjunction with Baptist Care SA