Health Ministry Resources

Encouraging Christ-centered wellness for church workers and laity


 Health Ministry Overview

LCMS parish nurses work alongside the pastor in a congregation to provide care for the physical well-being of parishioners.

Yet parishioners aren’t the only ones in need of spiritual and physical wellness, and LCMS Health Ministry recognizes this need and works with other LCMS ministries to provide opportunities for church worker health and respite care.

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 Video Curriculum

LCMS Health Ministry offers a basic course, “Introduction to Parish Nursing,” available through distance learning, and it includes online videos, print materials and mentoring. You may watch the videos online at no cost.

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 Publications

Parish Nurse Newsletter – Reporter
Parish Nurse Newsletter: Summer 2018 – Coping with life’s transitions
Monday, June 18, 2018 3:33:56 PM

Parish Nurse Newsletter: Spring 2018 – Mental health
Thursday, March 01, 2018 2:14:43 PM

Parish Nurse Newsletter: Winter 2017 – Evaluating Our Ministry
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:44:25 PM

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 Infosheets, Manuals & Forms

 

 Health Ministry Organizations

 

 Other Resources


  Health Ministry and Parish Nursing Organizations

Concordia University Wisconsin
Parish Nurse Education
12800 N. Lakeshore Drive
Mequon, WI 53097
262-243-4233
cuw.edu
carol.luedersbolwerk@cuw.edu

Lutheran Parish Nurses International, NFP
1225 Springdale Drive
Rochelle, IL 61068
815-562-6823
lpni.org

Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing
1350 Concourse Avenue, Suite 142
Memphis, TN 38104
901-261-8833
westberginstitute.org

Health Ministries Association
PO Box 529
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
800-280-9919  or 800-280-9919
hmassoc.org

 

 Additional Reading

  • Carson, V.B. & Koenig, H.G. (2002).  Parish Nursing: Stories of Service and Care. Templeton Foundation Press.
  • Djupe, A.M.& Solari-Twadell, P.A. (1995).  "The community, the parish nurse." Home Health Focus, 12, 53.
  • Knaist, R. & Seidl, L., Partners in Healing, (1995) The Catholic Health Association of the U.S.
  • Koenig. H.G. (2002).  Spirituality in Patient Care.  Templeton Foundation Press.
  • Solari-Twadell, P.A. & McDermott, M.A. (1999).  Parish Nursing: Promoting Whole Person health Within Faith Communities.  Sage Publications.
  • Solari-Twadell, P.A. (1997).  "The Caring Congregation: A Healthy Place."  Journal of Christian Nursing. 14, 4-9.
  • Stank, M.J., Weirs, D. & Matheus, R. (1996), "Parish Nursing: Ministry of Healing," Geriatric Nursing 17, 11-13.
  • Westberg, Jill. The Health Cabinet, McNamara.
  • Westberg, Granger E., The Parish Nurse, (1990).  Augsburg Fortress Press
  • Vandecreek, L. & Mooney, M.S. (eds.) (2002).  Parish Nurses, Health Care, Chaplains and Community Clergy.  Haworth Press.

 


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