In my last blog, I shared three words that capture the mission and vision of NCF Student Ministries. We long for nursing students and faculty to be encouraged, equipped, and empowered. I want to expand on the second of those three words: What does it mean for students and faculty to be equipped?
First, NCF student chapters equip nursing students to integrate their faith with nursing through Bible study. I spoke with a student who explained how their school had recently incorporated “mindfulness” teaching into their curriculum to help meet the spiritual needs of the student community. NCF recognizes spiritual needs, so we seek to create spaces on campus where students can hear from the living God through Scripture.
Second, NCF student chapters equip nursing students to provide spiritual care for patients. Many chapters use our Bible study series, Healing Encounters with Jesus. As students study different physical healing stories from the life of Jesus, they discuss and note how Jesus cared for people’s spiritual needs. They are then challenged to apply those spiritual care principles to their clinical experiences.
Please pray that God will speak powerfully to nursing students through NCF Bible studies and that they will be equipped to integrate their faith with their vocation.
–by Tim Lin, Student Ministries Director