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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Parish Nurse Newsletter – Reporter
Parish Nurse Newsletter: Fall 2018 – Spiritual care
Monday, September 24, 2018 12:24:35 PM

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 1, 2018 2:14:43 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

Lutheran Parish Nurses International, NFP
1225 Springdale Drive
Rochelle, IL 61068

Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing
1350 Concourse Avenue, Suite 142
Memphis, TN 38104

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


 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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