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Atrium Health’s Faith Community Health Ministry promotes better health through education, access to healthcare, and encouragement toward wellness and wholeness. By partnering with communities of faith we can more effectively reach that goal.

We embed nurses and health promoters in places of worship across the communities we serve, bridging faith and medicine for better health.

Churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship are ideal environments for promoting holistic health. Health ministry can bridge faith and medicine to promote health and wholeness of mind, body and spirit for individuals, congregations and the community.

Faith Community Health Ministry Services Benefits

By appointing a faith community nurse from your congregation to partner with Atrium Health’s established health ministry program, you are continuing the long-held tradition intertwining faith and health. Faith community nursing was formally recognized as a specialty by the American Nurses Association in 1998. A faith community nurse is required to complete an approved basic preparatory training to support holistic health and provide spiritual care in a faith community.

Benefits of a Faith Community Health Nurse:
  • A strong leadership structure and established program in faith community health ministry
  • Ongoing education for nurses and health promoters
  • Regional access to valuable Atrium Health resources
  • Support of clergy and the Faith Community Health Ministry team
  • Bring attention to your members' health concerns and encouragement to seek medical attention for symptoms they might otherwise ignore
  • Bring your members to the appropriate community agencies and services
  • Recruit others as volunteers and train them to support the overall goals of the health ministry
  • Coordinate support groups to meet specific needs of your faith community


Contact Faith Community Health Ministry

To learn more about how Faith Community Health Ministry can assist your place of worship please send an email Pam at


Faith Community Health Ministry Event Request

Complete this form to request a faith community nurse at your church or event. Request Form