Archive: 2013

Abiding in Christ

Posted by CCHF on May 3, 2013

John 15:5 says, I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

As always, Jesus tells it like it is, and the news can seem a bit disheartening. Apart from Jesus we can do nothing. He doesn’t say we will accomplish a little bit, or that we’ll do fairly well. We can do nothing apart from him. Nothing of value. Not a thing that has eternal implications.

Topics: Conference 2013, encouragement, missional living, christians in healthcare


Posted by CCHF on April 4, 2013

Community is not just a word to describe a group of people with commonalities. In the Christian context it is much deeper. Community is loving your neighbor as you love yourself (and not that pseudo love, but that 1 Corinthian-Chapter-13 kind of love). And if you have ever loved - I mean truly loved - you know it does not come easy.

Topics: Conference 2013, Community, healthcare among the poor, missional living, christians in healthcare, the movement

Dr. Bob Really Does Care

Posted on April 2, 2013

We are honored to have Dr. Bob Paeglow and members of his team at Koinonia Health Center in Albany, NY presenting a workshop at the conference this year.

Topics: Conference 2013, medical student, christian clinic, medical volunteers, compassion in medicine

I'm getting a FREE ugly t-shirt at the CCHF Conference!

Posted on March 27, 2013

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Topics: Conference 2013

Spouses are called, too!

Posted on March 26, 2013

Honey, I just attended this terrific conference, and guess what…We’re moving!” 

That conversation has happened more than a few times over the years - often after a CCHF or GMHC conference. Sometimes it is a move to the “hood”. Other times it is a move into the “woods”. Sometimes it is a move to a totally different continent. I know some stories that have ended well. I know a few that didn’t. And most of the time, I really believe the call was real.

Topics: Conference 2013, Spouses, families in mission, compassion in medicine, missional living

National Council Awards Dayspring Family Health Center Doctor

Posted on March 18, 2013

Dr. Geogy Thomas, Medical Director for Dayspring Family Health Center in Jellico, TN, has been awarded first prize in the Welcome Back Awards for Primary Care.

Topics: Doctors, behavioral healthcare, compassion in medicine, missional living, Christians in medicine

How to Kill a Movement

Posted on March 18, 2013

The answer: Work Harder. To kill this movement, we need everyone to just work harder.

Topics: Conference 2013, Preceptor Summit, medical student, grow a movement, christians in medicine

Why Every Clinic Director & CEO should attend the Conference

Posted on March 14, 2013

Yesterday I visited with John Perkins at his home in Jackson, MS. We talked about the challenges facing those who are guiding the hundreds of Christian clinics that care for under-resourced communities across America.

Topics: Conference 2013, John Perkins, Clinic Director & CEO

Signs of the Kingdom

Posted on March 12, 2013

On a snowy day in Chicago, I am sitting by a fire in a cozy coffee house and bistro, enjoying some breakfast and good coffee.

Topics: Conference 2013, Missional Living

How do you spell “COMMUNE-ity”?

Posted on March 5, 2013

“It is not good for man to be alone.” We were created to live and thrive in community. It is a vital part of our being created in the image of God.

Topics: Community, Conference 2013

How I Came to Work at a CCHF Clinic

Posted on January 17, 2013

Wow, who would have thought that upon the mere hearing of CCHF (Christian Community Health Fellowship) that I would actually become employed by an affiliated clinic?


Lower Lights Christian Health Center

Posted on January 10, 2013

Lower Lights Christian Health Center (LLCHC) is a faith-based, nonprofit community health center that exists to minister the love of Christ through high quality whole person care.

Topics: Clinic Highlight