About Parish Health and Wellness
- The Nebraska District supports parish health, and congregational/church worker wellness ministries. This is offered through:
Guidance for starting a parish health ministry
- Health information for your bulletins
- Ministry ideas to implement at your congregation
- Equipping and networking through workshops
- LCMS Parish Nursing Directory
- Parish Nurse Newsletters
To start a new ministry or strengthen an existing one, contact the District Representative for Parish Nursing and Congregational Health Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-643-0664.
Parish Nursing and Health Contact
Christine Blanke, the Nebraska District Representative for Parish Nursing and Congregational Health Ministry, can be contacted at email@example.com or 402-643-0664.
Template for making calls to older adults and those with chronic health conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak
Parish Nurse Chris Blanke has produced a guide that can be used by congregations who are making calls to older adults and those with chronic health conditions. It is a step-by-step set of prompts and resources to offer special assistance to those in at-risk categories. You can download that updated document by clicking on this link.
Portfolio Review is possible for persons who have completed a self-directed study with experience as a parish nurse but have not completed a formal educational program. Persons desiring a portfolio review must complete an application and interview prior to initiating the review process. Upon successful completion of the portfolio review, the parish nurse will receive a Certificate of Completion, a parish nurse pin and listing in the LCMS Directory of Parish Nurses.
Parish Health Bulletin Content
The information below may be included as needed in your congregation’s bulletins and newsletters. Please contact Christine Blanke with any questions about these materials.
Managing Holiday Stress (Thanksgiving-Christmas)
Parish Health Resource Library
The resources below have been produced by various Synod entities. If you have a resource you would like to see added to this collection, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.