FaithHealthNC, FBC covenant

What is FaithHealthNC, First Baptist Church Covenant?

FaithHealthNC improves health by combining the caring strengths of faith communities and the clinical expertise of medical providers. Volunteers from the faith community help their fellow congregation members and their neighbors in the community before, during and after illness strikes.

Participating congregations appoint volunteer caregivers led by one or more Congregational Care Coordinators (CCCs) to facilitate care for members and their neighbors particularly during times of illness. They work with the medical center’s Health Care Liaisons to ensure that people receive care at the right time (usually sooner than later), the right place (primary care physicians, community clinics, outpatient centers, the Hospital), and with the right after care (emotional and spiritual support, adequate meals, transportation, help with medications, home care services). Others they know and trust accompany people access the journey of illness.

Committees of First Baptist Church Covenant

Hospital Visitors: Make visits to patients in hospitals. Determine needs beyond hospital stay.

Nursing Home/Rehab Visitors: Make visits to patients in these facilities. Determine special needs.

Home Visitors: In the event follow-up is needed in home, make visits and determine needs. Contact Caring Committee and/or telephone committee if needed.

Caring Committee: Provide visits and encouragement when needed.

Prayer Committee: Provide systematic prayer support when requested.

Telephone Committee: Phone individuals to see how they are doing. Check to see if they are taking medication. Follow-up appointments.

Transportation: Provide transportation to and from facilities when needed.

Outreach Ministry: Provide support and help to those outside our church family.

Specialty Ministry: Provide help and support for specific illnesses.

Nutrition: Provide healthy lifestyle options through education and special events.

Appointments: Work with Hospital Liaison to secure and expedite medical appointments.

YMCA: Keep church aware of activities at the YMCA. Coordinate church events in collaboration with the YMCA. Work with YMCA on faith related ventures.

Publicity: Make church aware of events, opportunities, and health related issues that are iimortant to the congregation.

Community Agencies: Serve as liaison between church and agency, facilitating access to services when needed. Agencies include: Carolina Cancer Services, Davidson Medical Ministries, Hospice of Davidson County, Pastors Pantry, Crisis Ministry, Meals on Wheels, Positive Wellness Alliance.

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