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National Conference - 24-26 April 2015 Hope in a World of Suffering - more details
National Conference - 24-26 April 2015
Hope in a World of Suffering - more details
Developing Health 2015 - details and booking 21 June - 3 July, Oak Hill College, London
Developing Health 2015 - details and booking
21 June - 3 July, Oak Hill College, London
Introducing - The Human Journey Thinking biblically about health
Introducing - The Human Journey
Thinking biblically about health
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doctors
CMF Junior Doctors' Retreat
22-24 May 2015
Moyallon Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland
students
Delighting in the Trinity
Audio from the 2015 Student Conference.
doctors
Saline Solution - Coventry
CLM Church, The Welcome Centre, Coventry
Saturday 7 March
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audio and video

Student Conference 2015: Why the Trinity is great news

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Mike Reeves gives the first Bible address from the 2015 CMF Student Conference.
This talk is entitled 'Why the Trinity is great news: the Trinity isn't a problem; it's the best thing in Christianity'.

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events

March 2015

Saline Solution Coventry

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 7 March 2015
Where: CLM Church at The Welcome Centre, Coventry
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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Parish Nursing Symposium

When: 25-27 March
Where: Northampton
For: Parish Nurses, healthcare professionals, people from their supporting groups, church leadership teams and anyone interested in starting a parish nurse project.
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April 2015

National Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 24-26 April 2015
Where: Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire
For: doctors, juniors, nurses, students, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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CMF Paediatric Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Where: The ICC, Birmingham
For: doctors, juniors
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May 2015

Junior Doctors' Retreat

this event is run by CMF
When: 22-24 May 2015
Where: Moyallon Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland
For: doctors, juniors, students
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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June 2015

Saline Solution Poole

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 6 June 2015
Where: Poole
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
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Developing Health Course

this event is run by CMF
When: 21 June - 3 July 2015
Where: Oak Hill College, Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PS
For: Doctors, Nurses, Allied Professions, Students
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Mission Fair

this event is run by CMF
When: 24 June 2015
Where: Oak Hill College, Chaseside, Southgate, London N14 4PS
For: Doctors, Nurses, Allied Professions, Students
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November 2015

National Junior Doctors' Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 13-15 November 2015
Where: Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire
For: juniors
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devotional

4th March 2015: Good Plans

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

God, through a letter written by Jeremiah the prophet, gave explicit instructions to Hebrew captives exiled in Babylon. He instructed them regarding family relationships, contacts with their community, and false leaders. He then focused their thoughts on the future to keep them pressing on through adversity. We too, as we undergo long and arduous years of medical training, need to heed God's reminder through it all. Three points in the Lord's declaration recorded above can encourage us.

First, there is preparation. Through all of our difficulties and distractions during our training year, God knows his plans and is prepared to implement them. God does not get distracted. He is not forgetful. He knows what he has in store for us and will not be caught unaware as history unfolds. Based on his overview of the big picture, he can lead us step by step. And based on our confidence in him, we can have assurance that he does know what he has planned and what he is doing. Thus, we can follow him step by step.

Second, God's plans for us are profitable. God is not merely using us as puppets in a cosmic drama. He wants us to benefit. He is working for our welfare. He wants the best for us. Even in the difficult times we can rest in the knowledge that he is actually bringing good for us.Third, God's plans are practical. Right now, his plans are useful to us. Whether we are in a time of peace and blessing or in a time of pain and bewilderment, there is a practical value in God's plans -- they give us hope. We can realise that no matter how good or bad things are now, they will get better. We need not lose heart amid difficulty. Captives in a strange land, Jeremiah's countrymen could look for and plan for a better future. And now, as pilgrims on a passing planet, we can plan for better days ahead. God's plans for our future give us hopeful optimism today.

Through our training and into our practice, we can be assured that God knows his plans and is prepared to bring them to pass. We can see his plans as good and profitable for us, and we can have practical hope in the future that God has planned for us. That's great, but the distractions of professional life still threaten us. God will not forget his plans; neither should we! We must remember our `first love' and continue to follow the God who will, step by step, unveil his plans before us.

Let us also lay aside every weight, and the sin which
clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance
the race that is set before us (Heb 12:1).

Further reading: Je 29. Pr 3:5-6. Gal 1:6.

PRF

press releases and submissions

Charities unite to express concern about distorted abortion debate (24/10/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship, CARE in Northern Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland have briefed Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) this week that they are deeply concerned by the possibility of a knee-jerk legislative response based on a misunderstanding of anencephaly, abortion and Northern Ireland's abortion law....
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Failure of CPS to prosecute effectively legalises sex selection abortion in Britain, says CMF (5/9/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has said that the failure of the Crown Prosecution Service to take action in recent cases of sex selection abortions and pre-signing of abortion forms raises serious questions about its role in upholding the law. The CPS has this week opted to take no further action in regard to two named doctors who sought to...
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Government Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill – Prevent Duty Guidance - 30/1/2015

We affirm the importance of free speech on campus, and recognise the potential risk of misuse of higher education institutions as platforms for drawing people into terrorism. However we are concerned that the guidance as currently drafted would have a chilling effect on free speech and freedom of association, wholly disproportionate to its impact...

Department of Justice, Northern Ireland - consultation on amending the criminal law on abortion - 16/1/2015

The Northern Ireland Department of Justice seeks a change in the law that would permit abortion in cases where the unborn baby has a 'lethal fetal abnormality'. Further, the Department is also considering doing so in relation to cases of rape and incest. Finally, they are considering if there should be a right to conscientious objection for those...

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vacancies at CMF

Nurses Student Staffworker

Christian Medical Fellowship is seeking a part-time staffworker for pioneering work with student nurses and midwives in London and Southeast England. The mission is to unite and equip Christian nurses and midwives to live and speak for Jesus in the places where God has put them.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, training and supporting student leaders in each training institution.
  • Identifying and training graduate nurses and midwives to support students locally.
  • Attending, speaking and leading Bible studies at Christian student meetings.

This is a permanent position, 2 days a week based at CMF's office in London.

Contact details:

For further details including a job description, application form and salary details please email recruitment@cmf.org.uk or phone Gwen Gowers on 020 7234 9663.

Closing date: Midnight on Friday 20 March 2015.