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Published on April 15th, 2014 | by ABCUSA


Judson Press Addition to the “Work of the Church” series Explores Parish Church Nursing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/15/14)—A growing ministry in many churches across the country, parish nursing is becoming a vital part of congregational and community ministry. Whether as members of the church staff or as volunteer ministry leaders, parish nurses share their specialized training and experience with God’s people.

In this new addition to the best-selling “Work of the Church” series, author Julia Quiring-Emblen takes you inside the parish nurse vocation to delve into its history, defining the ministry role and responsibility within the church. Through the use of creative narrative and case studies, Quiring-Emblen reveals how the work of the parish nurse extends Christ’s healing work in the church.

The Work of the Parish Church Nurse features: • A holistic approach to health ministries—body, mind, and spirit • Appendices with guidelines, assessments, evaluations and other practical resources • Four models of practice variations

This comprehensive and practical guide is great for churches looking to establish nursing ministries as well as churches seeking to refresh their ministry.

About the Author
Julia Quiring-Emblen, PhD, MN, holds a Parish Nurse Certificate from Concordia University, in addition to extensive professional experience as a hospital nurse and professor of nursing. With numerous articles, book reviews, workshops, courses, trainings, and presentations to her credit, she also serves on the Advisory Board of the Nurses Christian Fellowship.

To order Judson Press resources, visit or call 800-458-3766.

Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community and justice.

American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.

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