The Hospital Visitation Policies and Procedure is a free sample below to use as a guide to complete a policy for your church administrative office, Human Resources Department, etc.
The Hospital Visitation Policies and Procedure is a sample that can be used as a guide for your church to create their own policy.
Hospital visitation is an important aspect of the pastoral ministry. The foundation of pastoral care is always compassion. Historically, the church has played a huge role and valued ministry for the sick as a very important part of pastoral care.
Jesus' example of caring for the sick was followed by the Early Church and has been accomplished even up until this present time. The importance of meeting the physical needs of the sick is evident through the belief in and practice of divine healing within the Pentecostal Church.
When we think of this ministry, we often think of the Words of Jesus - Matthew 25:35-36 - " For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in," "Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me."
Also, when Jesus sent out His disciples for ministry, Jesus commissioned and empowered them to "heal every disease and sickness" - Matthew 10:1 - "And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease." In each one of the Gospels the healing ministry of Jesus clearly shows and illustrates His love, concern and compassion for the sick.
The sample church policies are created for church hospital visits to provide a unique setting to minister to people who find themselves with a greater dependency upon friends, family, church and their faith. Those who prepare themselves to minister in hospital settings and to the sick will discover that a visit, a Scripture, a Spoken Word, or Prayer will bring Hope and Comfort. Lives can be forever chanaged from your obedience to the Word of God and love, concern and compassion for others.