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Topic: Missional Living

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

Community…

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

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

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