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

Lunch – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN

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)

Brought to you in conjunction with Baptist Care SA