Health Ministries | A Primer for Clergy and Congregations (Patterson)


Deborah Patterson tackles head-on the unique questions and concerns you might have about starting and maintaining a health ministry program within your congregation. Patterson has compiled stories and experiences of parish nurses from within the U.S. and around the world and put them together in an interesting, accessible format. Health Ministries: A Primer for Clergy and Congregations will convince you to support this much-needed ministry to your congregation. We are called to preach, teach and heal!


Deborah L. Patterson is the Executive Director of Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries, which support the growth and development of parish nursing/faith community nurse programs and health ministries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Deborah is the author of a primer on parish nursing (The Essential Parish Nurse), one on Health Ministries (Health Ministries: A Primer for Clergy and Congregations), a book of prayers and meditations for parish nurses and health ministers, and a book of sermons and adult education resources for health ministries, covering topics such as "access to care, call to health ministry, healthy lifestyles, healthy families, healing our infirmities, and the health of creation." Formerly the Executive Director of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, Deborah has also personally experienced just how essential a parish nurse can be, and how healing words can make all the difference in the world.

Paperback: 128 pages (5.5 x 8.5 in.)