A live presentation for clergy and clinical staff
The enormous cost and extensive specialization of health care in today’s environment are such that involvement is often regarded as not a viable consideration for the average church organization. However, many Oklahoma churches – some with as few as 30 to 50 members – provide medical care for hundreds of people. These churches have found that the free medical clinic opens doors for ministry and evangelism. How is this possible? Are you aware there are medical professionals who will volunteer their time to serve in underserved areas? Or that local churches can obtain pharmacy licenses for a low annual cost to dispense free prescription medications? In some cases, common medications can be purchased for two cents per pill or lower. Resources are even available to help church members obtain free medications such as insulin. Your church can make a difference; Oklahoma leads the nation in friendly legislation supportive of free medical clinics.
In this seminar, we will explore the resources that can put health care ministry within the reach of any congregation.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Auditorium
No registration required for this free program.
Bill Sisson, M.Div., CPhT., health care ministry consultant
Sisson has specialized in medical clinics for 28 years, helping start 40 free clinics and pharmacies in Oklahoma and in 14 other states. He served as the North American Mission Board national consultant for Health Care Ministries and health care ministries consultant for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. During his tenure as director of the Baptist Mission Center in Oklahoma City, his work in Christian Social Ministries involved directing a free medical clinic, dental clinic, eye clinic and pharmacy. He organized the Oklahoma Healthcare Ministry Fellowship, initially comprised of 33 free clinics.
Approved continuing education available for social workers and nurses.
INTEGRIS Health is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers CEP #20190008. This offering for 1.5 contact hours has been provided by INTEGRIS Health.
INTEGRIS Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is provided through INTEGRIS Health for 1.5 contact hours.