Parish Health and Wellness


“For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:35-36


The Nebraska District supports parish health, and congregational/church worker wellness ministries. This is offered through:
– Guidance for starting a parish health ministry
Health information for your bulletins
– Ministry ideas to implement at your congregation
– Equipping and networking through workshops
LCMS Parish Nursing Directory

To start a new ministry or strengthen an existing one, contact the District Representative for Parish Nursing and Congregational Health Ministry at or 402-643-0664.

New Resource: Template for making calls to older adults and those with chronic health conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak

Parish Nurse Chris Blanke has produced a guide that can be used by congregations who are making calls to older adults and those with chronic health conditions. It is a step-by-step set of prompts and resources to offer special assistance to those in at-risk categories.  You can download that updated document by clicking on this link.


Education Opportunities


Concordia University, Wisconsin Parish Nursing Courses
LCMS Health Ministry Portfolio Review

Portfolio Review is possible for persons who have completed a self-directed study with experience as a parish nurse but have not completed a formal educational program. Persons desiring a portfolio review must complete an application and interview prior to initiating the review process. Upon successful completion of the portfolio review, the parish nurse will receive a Certificate of Completion, a parish nurse pin and listing in the LCMS Directory of Parish Nurses.

Parish Nursing Video Curriculum
Parish Nurse Lecture Series Video Archive
Parish Nurse Resource Manual


Parish Health Ministry in the Nebraska District

10/27/17 Quarterly Call Notes

10/27/17 Ministry Sharing Notes

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