Faith Community Nursing

Health Ministry Teams

Health Ministry Teams are organized, dedicated groups that usually include health ministers and faith community nurses. The teams lead individuals and groups in meeting the whole-person health needs of the congregation and community. Team members can be volunteers and/or paid staff from the faith community, working together to implement designated programs and activities.

Health Ministers

Health ministers may or may not be health professionals. Most importantly, they feel called to health ministry and are supported by their faith community in this calling. They can also assist faith community nurses in various role areas such as those noted below.

Faith Community Nurses

Faith community nurses are specialized, professional, licensed nurses who serve as staff members of the faith community. They focus on the care of the spirit, promotion of whole-person health, and prevention or reduction of illness within a faith community and the wider community.

Faith community nurses assess the needs of the congregation in order to determine what the holistic health needs are within the faith community and how best to address them. Their responsibilities may include:

  • Health education
  • Personal health counseling
  • Referral services
  • Program facilitation
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Development of support groups 

This video explains the role of the faith community nurse within congregations.

Contact Us

The health ministries program is honored to be serving faith communities in Southwest Ohio for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of their congregations. To learn more about how we can assist your faith community, contact us.

Michelle Randall, Program Coordinator
1046 Brown St. (Catholic Social Services building, second floor)
Dayton, Ohio 45409
Phone: (937) 227-9454(937) 227-9454
Fax: (937) 341-8838

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We are often out in the community at meetings and working with faith communities. If you want to stop by the office, we recommend that you call or email first.