Faith Community Nursing Ministry


What is a Faith Community Ministry?

It is a health ministry which emphasizes the wholeness of body, mind, and spirit throughout the local body of Christ. This is based upon the assumption that the church is a place of health and healing and has a role in linking faith and health.

Faith Community Ministry serves the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of individuals in community with one another in a congregation of agency and celebrates a reverence for life by joining in the journey towards well-being.

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God has led me to this ministry because of my desire and passion to promote health physically and spiritually so His people are able to carry out what God has called them to do.
— Susan Cope

Meet Our Faith Community Nurse

Susan Cope has been a registered nurse for 35 years and has worked in multiple facets of the medical field including: medical surgical nursing, diabetic-renal, psychiatric, home health, critical care, prison nursing, geriatric, long-term care, personal care, and medication management. She is a certified geriatric care manager. 

Susan graduated in 1982 from the Ona M. Wilcox School of Nursing in Middletown, CT.  She completed the Rhema Correspondence Bible Course in 2014 and is currently attending In Christ International Bible College affiliated with Mark Hankins Ministries. Susan completed the Faith Community Nursing Curriculum through Eastern Mennonite University.

Susan is an active member of Freedom Word Church and volunteers in our church bookstore.

The Faith Community Nurse functions as:

An integrator of faith and health

A personal health and faith counselor

A health educator

An advocate and referral resource

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
— 3 John 2

Programs Offered

Screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, etc.

Educational group classes on health topics (i.e. nutrition, diabetes, heart health, general health promotion)

Individual consultations

Community events-announcements on our events page and our Facebook page.

As our ministry grows, we expect to offer more services.

Check out Susan's Facebook page, The Health Walk with God


All records are confidential, and we are HIPPA compliant.

The Faith Community Nurse does not take the place of your regular healthcare provider.

She cannot diagnose, treat, or prescribe any disease or medication.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.