Statement of Ministry

I.    The Purpose

  1. NHM, Inc. is a non-profit, interdenominational, evangelical, Christian organization of chaplains providing Spiritual Care Services in Residential, Rehabilitation and Memory Care facilities as well as Assisted and Independent Living facilities.
  1. It is a caring ministry committed to serving the spiritual needs of seniors in a variety of care settings.
  1. We are committed to partnerships in our relationships with seniors, staff, family, contributors, chaplains, volunteers, other supporters and facilities providing senior care services.
  1. NHM, Inc., as a non-profit ministry, is staffed by chaplains who provide their own support.  NHM, Inc. neither requires nor requests financial support from facilities where our chaplains serve.
  1. Encourage others in starting, or expanding, chaplaincy ministries among seniors.

II. The Need 

  1. Like all Christians, seniors need the companionship and encouragement of other believers if their faith is to be nourished and grow.  Unfortunately, most senior care facilities are unable to provide religious services and transportation to local religious services is most often not provided.
  1. Most senior care facilities do not have a chaplain.
  1. Many residents in senior care facilities are unsaved.
  1. And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers you did it to me.” (Matt. 25:40). Paul said, “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal 6:2), and James said “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their afflictions, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:27)

III.  Who Qualifies to Serve

  1. NHM seeks individuals who give evidence that they have trusted Jesus as their Savior, are active in a local church, desire to minister in senior care facilities, and have demonstrated experience and skills in sharing the gospel and showing genuine concern for the spiritual needs of seniors.  The ministry is open to ordained or licensed and non-ordained or unlicensed individuals. The board of directors will consider the application and, if approved, commission an applicant as “chaplain”. Individuals who are non-ordained or unlicensed are asked to successfully complete an assigned training program prior to receiving NHM Commission. Chaplains enjoy the full privileges as ministers of the gospel in NHM, Inc.

IV. Our Mission

  1. Recruit and equip chaplains to serve seniors’ spiritual needs in varying care settings i.e.; chapel services, one-to-one visitation, Bible reading, Bible study, etc.
  1. Identify senior care facilities where NHM chaplains can effectively serve the spiritual needs of the residents.
  1. Recruit and train volunteers to minister in their local senior care settings under guidance of a NHM chaplain.

V. Our Vision

         Enablement of every senior in care settings to experience the hope of Jesus Christ and to purposefully live out the fullness of their faith.