If your Church wishes to become a Spiritual Health Partner, please follow the steps below. For more information, please email SpiritualHealth@christchs.org
Matthew 4:23 & 9:35 tells us that Jesus’ ministry was characterized by three things: preaching, teaching, and healing sickness and disease.
We are eager to be an extension of your church’s ministry. By partnering with Christ Community, you will have the opportunity to receive new visitors into your church and serve them through what you are already doing. Additionally, we want to serve your church’s healthcare needs through our Health Centers and by serving as a resource for your church. Together, we will see our communities healthier in every way!
Through our healthcare ministry we will interact with over 60,000 patients this year. One persistent need we see is a desire for a healthy, local church. Because they have developed trust with us, they ask us to refer them to a great church. That is where you come in. When we refer someone to your church, we would like to give a representative from your church the patient’s contact information to provide follow-up spiritual care. Your church’s representative will communicate with them before they come to church, help them make it to a worship service or event at the church, and be proactive to make this person feel at home.
Additionally, we will have a “Church Card” in our exam room that our staff can use to advertise about your church and encourage patients to attend.
Once you fill out the form below, we will reach out to learn more about your church. This way we can know why and who would be best served by your ministry. We want this to be a relationship where we partner together in ministry!
You will appoint a representative of your church who will be the point of contact for patient referrals for Christ Community Health Services. This person should meet the following qualifications:
Once you have identified a representative for your ministry, an officer of the church will be asked to sign a document stating that you are entering into a partnership with us. By signing, you allow us to share patient information(with the patient's permission) with your designated representative. As a healthcare organization, HIPAA laws require that our organization protect patient information. While churches are not subject or liable for HIPAA laws,we ask that you agree to do your best to protect our patients as well.
Once signed, we can begin to refer patients directly to your representative. How your church and representative choose to care for the patient is up to you, but we ask that you make contact with all referrals within 10 days.
As a partner, the real relationship is between your representative and the clinic’s Spiritual Health Advisor. As part of the sign up, you will provide the contact information for your church’s designated representative. The Spiritual Health Advisor will reach out to your representative to tour our clinic within the first 90 days.
As a partner, we will refer patients directly to your representative. How your church and representative choose to care for the patient is up to you, but we ask that you make contact with all referrals within 10 days and protect their information.
If you need to change your representative at any time, just contact us.
Additionally,the sign up will ask for information about your church that we can share on“church cards” in our exam rooms. We will verify this information with your representative. This will allow us to advertise for your church and allow patients to elect to come to your church on their own outside of the referral process.
Opportunities in Your Church
If there are any other ways we can serve, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Please fill out the form below if you are interested in becoming a Spiritual Health Partner.