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Faithful Friends Nursing Home Ministry

Larry and Sandy Wasserman

"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."
Proverbs 11:25






Nursing Home Ministry, A Manual



Tom McCormick has just updated his original manual on Nursing Home Ministry and has made it available on our web site to be used by our ministry partners at no cost. The updated version of this book, "Nursing Home Ministry" may be purchased directly for a nominal fee at this web site.

Please feel free to print the files below and use them in your ministry and training programs.

You may print out the entire "Nursing Home Ministry" book at this location.


    TABLE OF CONTENTS INCLUDING PREFACE

    PART I-ORIENTATION

    • Please Respond
    • Honor
    • Ministry to the Elderly: An Outline for Bible Study.
    • Qualifications for Being a Servant of Christ
    • Volunteers Needed for Ministry in Nursing Homes
    • Initiating a Nursing Home Ministry
    • "Look Closer and See the Real Me

    PART II-NEEDS

    • Identifying Needs and Concerns
    • Needs and Concerns Chart

    PART III-VISITATION

    • What Is Visitation?
    • Basic Guidelines for Visitation
    • Relating to the Nursing Home Staff
    • The Art of Conversation
    • The Visitor and His Resources
    • Guidelines for the First Few Visits
    • Special Situations
    • Senility
    • Relating to Those Who Are Senile
    • Introducing Someone New to Visitation

    PART IV-WORSHIP AND EVANGELISM

    • Worship
    • Initiating a Worship Service
    • Suggested Form of Worship
    • Participation in a Worship Service
    • Dealing with Interruptions in a Service
    • Preparing a Message
    • Conducting Bible Studies
    • Evangelism

    PART V-ORGANIZING THE CHURCH FOR MINISTRY

    • Introduction
    • How to Plan Your Program
    • How to Get a Volunteer Program Started ... and Keep It Going
    • Ideas for Programs



    Appendix A - A Theological Postscript

    Appendix B - Conducting A Variety Show

    Appendix C - Large Print Literature

    Appendix D- Tom's Nursing Home Ministry Testimony




    We hope and pray that these materials will be a blessing to both you and your ministry. We are very thankful for Tom McCormick's generosity. You may contact Tom directly at tom.NHM@gmail.com.


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