Strategic Considerations

The following strategic considerations form the basis for the existence of the HCFI:

  1. The ministry of Jesus Christ was directed to the whole man – spirit, soul and body. He commissioned His disciples to continue this ministry in His Name. Christian healthcare workers appropriately trained in evangelism and undergirded by a regimen of prayer are strategically placed to respond to the spiritual needs of their patients. Therefore Biblical Christian Healthcare is promoted by HCFI / HCF and cognizance is taken of major trends influencing the Health Fields.
  2. More people pass through the hospitals and other healthcare facilities of the world each year than through its churches. While in hospital people are often in a condition of mind and heart to more readily listen and respond to the Gospel message. Medical science also recognizes that the patient’s peace of mind may contribute greatly towards his physical recuperation. The HCFI / HCF ministry is therefore directed at Health Field staff, local churches and through these groups to patients and their relatives.
  3. In countries where churches are forcibly closed, hospitals are still indispensable and their doors are ever open. In peace-time or in war-time, the Body of Christ continues to function in these places of healing and refuge. The unique skills of Health Field professionals often open national borders that are normally closed to others.
  4. Health field believers, having responsibility and authority in their professional capacity, also need to accept spiritual responsibility for their place of work. They can then act in their God-given authority to actively seek the extension of God’s Kingdom there.

Healthcare staff


  • International Health Services
  • PRIME - Partnerships in International Medical Education
  • NCFI - Nurses Christian Fellowship International
  • Global CHE Network