Salt and Light
Christian nurses from around the world will gather June 6-11, 2016, in the Philippines for the World Congressof Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI). This unique conference comes along only once every four years.
Nurses of all generations, including students, will find opportunities for personal and professional inspiration, diverse conversations, and global networking. International speakers will share their vision and experiences of living healthy lives in a broken world, giving participants a global vision of what God is doing through nursing in other countries. Learn more at http://ncfi.org/conference/congress-2016/
“Be Transformed...Transform Nursing” captures our vision for campus ministry in Nurses Christian Fellowship. Nursing students have easy on-ramps to NCF ministry through authentic communities, natural spiritual conversations, and opportunities for Bible study and evangelism.
God uses nursing students in NCF to make a difference in their school of nursing and beyond. We want these students to be equipped to integrate their faith with nursing practice. Our prayer is that nursing students will grow in their relationship with God and have opportunities to invite classmates into a journey of faith.
This past semester, God answered our prayers! Clarra started a new NCF chapter and prayed to meet students in other clinical cohorts so that the NCF group continues after she graduates. God led her to both second- and third-year nursing students to mentor and prepare for leadership.
Other NCF chapters report that nursing students are curious to learn more about Christianity, and they are asking serious questions about faith, life, and nursing.
Please join us in praying that these students will respond to God's great invitation to know more about his abiding love, grace, and truth.
—Bonnie Hann, BS-Missionary Nursing, BSN, RN, NCF Campus Liaison
Benefits of NCF Membership
Members of Nurses Christian Fellowship are part of a large network of Christian nurses devoted to serving God in healthcare. Members receive significant CE discounts in more than 40 journals, covering many nursing specialties. Discount codes for CE and InterVarsity Press books are available after logging in to the NCF member pages.
Members, keep JCN coming to your door by renewing your membership promptly when you receive your renewal notice from NCF. Watch for a new benefit coming in 2016—discounts on Lippincott books!
If you have questions about your membership, benefits, or renewal, go to FAQs at http://ncf-jcn.org/membership/faqs-members
The 2016 year intersects with my plans to retire, so the time has come to announce my retirement as the National Director of Nurses Christian Fellowship at the close of this ministry year in June 2016.
It has been a joy to serve in the Director's role. Be assured that my passion for the purposes and people of NCF remain unchanged, as I anticipate continuing to serve in a volunteer capacity.
Please pray that God will continue to guide NCF staff in the days ahead through this leadership transition. Ask him to call nurses to serve students, educators, and nurses through campus and community ministry and the Journal of Christian Nursing. We are specifically searching for a Student Ministries Director to lead staff and students in planting and growing NCF ministry on campus.
These are crucial roles that require spiritual maturity and a passion for ministry that brings the Good News of Jesus to students, nurses, and the profession. We covet your prayers for God to provide the right people for these positions, and for the prayer and financial support that they will need to fulfill these roles.
We know that NCF is in God's hands, now and always. We look forward to how he will provide for all that we need to see students and nurses transformed as they follow Jesus.
To God be the glory!
—Jane Hall, MS, RN, National Director of Nurses Christian Fellowship
NCF members who need help with their JCN print subscription or online account should contact LWW Member Services at 866-489-0443 or memberservice@LWW.com
Urbana is not just another mission conference; it's a mobilization of God-centered, visionary college students for a new generation of world missions.
InterVarsity's Urbana 15 took place December 27-31, 2015, in St. Louis, MO. But this was only the beginning for the 16,000 participants, who returned home more inspired and committed to follow God's leading and make a difference in the world.
Urbana's impact cannot be underestimated. Rev. Billy Graham said, “Half of North American missionaries can trace their vocational call at least in part to Urbana.”
For nursing students, their “mission field” starts with nursing school, as they and their classmates seek answers to big questions about life, suffering, death, and how to offer hope to patients.
On campus, Nurses Christian Fellowship helps students navigate these questions and find a foundation for their lives and nursing practice that is centered in the love and truth of Jesus Christ.
The nursing students who applied for NCF scholarships explained why they wanted to attend Urbana 15:
- “I've heard that Urbana is the opportunity of a lifetime. I know the speakers will challenge us in our Christian faith. I have really struggled the past few years in my walk with God, and I know this conference will push us as well as encourage us.”—Jael S.
- “I have always wanted to go to Urbana, which only happens every three years so I do not want to miss this opportunity! I have a real heart for missions and feel that Urbana will enhance my love for missions. I think it will help me get connected with like-minded people, as well as organizations to affiliate with in the future.”—Marissa P.
- “In high school I did a local mission trip. In college, I went on a short-term mission trip to Thailand. I loved serving the people there and want to continue serving God's people. Now that I'll be working soon in the nursing field, I want to know how I can be missional, whether that is locally or globally.”—Kirsten S.
Our vision is that Urbana 15 will launch a new generation of nurses committed to loving God and serving others around the world. It begins with students who have a vision and passion for God's healing among the nations—students like Jael, Marissa, and Kirsten.
See all the speaker videos and catch the energy atwww.urbana.org