Jesus was a healer. Are you?

A friend of mine from my church sent me a link to this video. It’s an inspiring story about a church-run health clinic for low income folks. This is something I think every church ought to prayerfully consider: how can a ministry like this be established in your neighborhood?

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Or, go directly to the Church Health Center’s Website.

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • George Kleinert

    Carl, this is an excellent suggestion. However, it will not be a simple task. Having been an observer of a certain faith-based clinic’s founding and early years, I would say that a clear vision is essential. It is helpful, but not essential if the founder is a physician. Choices about funding the work will determine availability of other choices. Solutions that may bring quick results may not be the best choice in the long run. Study other mature ministries, such as this Memphis health center, to see what parts of their vision can be applied to your set of circumstances. Be prepared, like it or not, to deal with politics, both with the outside world, and within your own organization.
    Thankfully, the clinic I speak of is functioning and serving the community while other well intentioned projects never got off the ground. Regretfully, some paths have parted over some choices that were made.