CMF's ethos has always been to enable Christian doctors to live out their faith in the workplace. But what does that really mean? When you are over-committed, tired and challenged at multiple levels, how do you apply God's word and find 'grace to help in time of need'? The pressures of medical life are huge at all stages of the career cycle. The opportunities for fruitful service are massive. The difficult bit seems to be getting godly solutions to the problems and godly wisdom to realise the potential.
Local churches are invaluable in supporting Christian doctors and nurses, but we have realised there is a need for specialised materials, peer support and mentoring to help Christians navigate the healthcare environment and apply God's word into their often unique situations. We aim to expand our resources for pastoral care to start to address these needs.
To take matters forward, a new post in Graduate Ministries has been created to support pastoral care. This will support the development of a network for peer support and mentoring, study and training materials and explore innovative ways of enabling members to apply God's word and live out their faith day by day. Pray for this work, that many may be encouraged and enabled. Consider too whether you could be involved in supporting this initiative and look out for further news in the months ahead.