About NCFI

From a short video preview, to the Vision, Mission and Strategic Plans of NCFI, you will find in this section all you need to know about this dynamic organisation, and how it connects Christian nurses around the world.

Our History

Nurses Christian Fellowship International, was founded in 1958 as an independent, non-denominational, non-governmental, non-partisan corporation comprised of national Nurses Christian Fellowships (NNCFs).  From its beginnings, when Scottish nurse, Johan Allen began to search out countries where there were Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) groups, and bring them together for mutual benefit, NCFI has been connecting nurses worldwide.

 The remarkable story of the foundation, expansion and development of this unique organisation can be found in a book by Pat Ashworth, a past President of NCFI. (Ashworth, P. (2012) A History of Nurses Christian Fellowship International. The first 50 years. Belfast, Blackstaff Press).

The June 2020 issue of the Christian Nurses International Journal, highlights the vision and inspirational leadership that moved forward the ministry of NCFI, internationally and regionally, from its beginnings to the present day.

Our Purpose and Mission

The purpose of NCFI

is to connect Christian nurses around the world, equipping them to live out their faith in professional practice.

The Mission of NCFI

is to equip and encourage Christian nurses to integrate Biblical principles and Christ-centered values in clinical practice, leadership, education and research.

The Aims of NCFI

are detailed in the Constitution, which you can view in our Whitepapers section in Resources.

President's Greeting

Anne
Dr Anne Biro

Nurses Christian Fellowship International (NCFI) is an organization of member countries that serves professional Christian nurses, midwives, and nursing/midwifery students from around the world. Our focus is on encouraging and equipping nurses and midwives to live out the Christian faith in their professional settings. We do this by supporting one another, fostering professionalism, and providing opportunities for learning. It is our hope that nurses and midwives will be strengthened to a blessing to those they work with – patients, community people, colleagues, and students.

Nursing is a profession that is both rewarding and challenging. Over the past couple years, the challenges have often seemed greater as many countries struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, wars, and natural or human disasters. Nurses and midwives from around the world have told us that they often feel overworked, undervalued, isolated, and/or vulnerable. However, while the situations we face may be out of our control, being part of NCFI has brought encouragement to many nurses and midwives through prayer, conferences, online meetings, in-person gatherings, and educational courses.

Whether you are new to NCFI or you have been associated with NCFI for a long time, the website is a great place to learn more about our organization and how you can be a part of the community of Christian nurses and midwives. There are many links to connect you with people, programs, and resources. We hope to see more nurses and midwives participate in NCFI conferences, courses, community (in-person and online), prayer gatherings, and volunteering. We also encourage nurses and midwives to become involved with their National Nurses’ Christian fellowship (NNCF).

As we seek to encourage and equip Christian nurses and midwives to live out their faith in professional life, let us follow the wisdom found in this verse from the Bible:

Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT)

Anne Biro

NCFI President

Our Beliefs

Statement of Faith

Our Culture

Through the Constitution, NCFI states its purpose and aims and describes the relationship to its members.

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