Steve Noblett

CEO for Christian Community Health Fellowship

Missional Medicine in the United States

Breakout Session
Main Building ED 280
P, AAFP, DO, PA, NP, N, D

There is a difference between being a Christian who is a medical professional, and being missional. A growing movement of medical disciples are choosing to live missionally here in the United States, serving Christ through healthcare among marginalized peoples. Many of those working in these medically underserved settings are finding that working and living incarnationally and cross-culturally, in settings where needs are high and resources are low, prepares them well for work overseas. Others, choosing to work long term in these settings are finding fruitful fields for demonstrating and declaring the good news, and living as ambassadors of Christ's kingdom. This session explores what missional medicine looks like in both urban and rural settings in the United States.

Objectives

Help define missional medicine in terms of service, focus and approach, instead of place. Help future workers understand how a commitment to global missions does not begin when one leaves home, but when one chooses to live as a missionary with every breath each and every day. Share examples of missional medicine best practices in MUAs and HPSAs here in the United States. Link domestic and international medical missions as part of God's global plan.