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Finding God

This week at our church we continue the theme of equipping the congregation for whole life discipleship. There are quite a few medics in our church : Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Doctors etc and so helping our church understand what they do and how we can support and encourage them in their service for God is an important aspect of this week’s service. But all of us engage with healthcare at some level and it is often a very fragile time for us when we do – how can we keep close to God when we do?

So we are going to try and deal with some of the vocational, emotional, political, practical and theological opportunities of Finding God at the Hospital. So no pressure. Looking forward to having some of the medics in the church take part and talk about the politics of healthcare and their stories of calling and some of the joys of working alongside God our healer.

Will let you know how it goes. If you have any resources you think we should know about – please feel free to drop me a line.

5 thoughts on “Finding God”

  1. Hauerwas’ “God, Medicine and Suffering” is a truly excellent book (and for Krish, or anyone at Oxford Uni, Bodleian libraries have a free electronic copy via SOLO if you don’t mind reading it on a computer screen).

  2. I’d be really interested to hear more on what you and your church thought about this. My husband is a doctor, and often struggles with getting his head around how serving God in his workplace (both through caring for patients and through treating colleagues well and being a good example/team player) should be balanced with serving God outside of work and through church activities. Would be keen to know how the thinking/discussion went!

  3. Hi Krish – don’t know if you know about them already, but Christian Medical Fellowship (http://www.cmf.org.uk/) have a bunch of stuff to equip churches in supporting those in their congregations who work in healthcare, as well as tons of other really relevant resources

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