Faith Community Health Ministry

Dr. Cherian Thomas, consultant (employed by the Mission & Service Ministry Team for the Office of Mission), has three primary tasks.

  • Assess the need for and shape of Parish Nursing in local churches.
  • Reimagine medical missions through Volunteers In Mission (VIM).
  • A potential health program in collaboration with Oklahoma City University.

Faith Community Nursing

is a recognized specialty practice for registered nurses that combines professional nursing and health ministry. While hosted by OCU's Kramer School of Nursing, this is a multi-denominational program organized to assist all faith communities to grow toward wholistic health from a global perspective. Call (405) 208-6404 or visit:

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