We will achieve this by:
1. Supporting current Christian healthcare leaders and managers through online and in person events and monthly prayer gatherings in cohorts. These forums include role modelling and discussing issues unique to our situation, receiving support, advice and prayer.
2. Mentoring and coaching both current and future Christian healthcare leaders including those who may not traditionally receive such support from other Christian sources and those who seek role models.
3. Producing Biblical, applied resources for those in the field including journal articles, blogs, podcasts, and briefing papers.
4. Addressing the sacred secular divide between work and church, helping people discern their calling in healthcare and encouraging whole life discipleship in all that we do.
If you are not clinical but would like to join CMF, you can do as an Associate member
Chris Holcombe - CMF Associate, overseeing CHLN
'It is a pleasure to join the team at CMF and a real privilege to be heading up the Christian Healthcare Leadership Network (CHLN).
Healthcare leadership is more challenging than ever with impossible demands at every turn; and yet there has never been a greater need for Godly leadership, and the application of God's Kingdom values in ethical issues, in the use of scarce resources, in the treatment of staff, and in the multiple decisions, meetings chaired, and emails answered every day.
We can and should have a prophetic voice speaking truth to power locally and on the national stage, however unwelcome this may be. We believe that this can and will make a difference, but only if the salt gets out of the saltcellar.
CHLN has been formed to support Christian Leaders in Healthcare, and to encourage and equip those considering this as part of their career. Do get in touch if this is you and let us know how we can best support you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We absolutely do not want to add another burden to your week, but rather to provide the spiritual and practical equivalent of a sweet, cold drink on a sweltering day, that refreshes and empowers.
I've been involved with CMF since student days, and am a recently retired surgeon, having held multiple leadership roles within the NHS. I am married to Sue, have four children, and eight grandchildren. We love living in Pembrokeshire, and I love to get to the mountains when I can.'