• Pray for discernment and guidance.
  • Recognize parish nursing as a calling to serve in the church. Parish Nursing focuses on the holistic approach to wellness of body, mind and spirit.
  • Affirm that God is life giving, and the church is called to share Christ's ministry of calling God's people to wholeness. A congregation/circuit could explore the possibility of Parish Nursing and a desire to become active in this ministry of health.
  • Know that a Parish Nurse must hold a current nursing license and have completed a basic parish nurse preparation program. (35 contact hours)
  • Develop a Health Ministry Committee, according to the size of the congregation.