The Health Ministry committee consists of two RNs, an LPN, a Public Health Employee, an individual with a BSN in family studies and a Masters in Divinity with counseling experience and two ENCOURAGERS. There will be a need for many volunteers as this ministry grows and I trust that members will discover their gifts and talents and put them to use as God leads them.
The mission of the IPBC Health Ministry is to foster health within the congregation of IPBC.
The goal of the Health Ministry is to support, comfort and provide guidance to individuals and families in a time of crises or need rather physical, emotional or spiritual, and to promote and improve health and overall quality of life.
The role of the Health Ministry Registered Nurse is to be a connection between the spiritual and the medical community by taking the following actions:
Health: Providing care by identifying health needs and encouraging change in lifestyle practices to become better stewards of the body we have been given by God.
Education: Provide opportunities to learn about health issues by offering classes, workshops, small discussion groups, individual sessions, printed materials and health screenings.
Advocate: Help clients obtain the health services that they need in a timely manner. In this time when so many are falling through the cracks in healthcare, a Health Ministry working together with local communities and social service agencies can bridge that gap.
Liaison and referral agent: We will be building relationships with community health care agencies such as, Visiting Nurses, hospitals, therapists, clinics and volunteer organizations to match up needs with available services.
Train, recruit and supervise volunteers: Utilize gifts and talents of members and regular attendees of IPBC.
Health Counselor: Provide preventive health care instruction and encourage healthy lifestyle changes.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call at 603-434-9516 or contact us through the church office.
Health Ministry Coordinator