Mission

Our Mission and Vision

Mission

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We’re committed to following Jesus Christ and helping fulfill His Great Commission by providing Christ-Centered Family Care – comprehensive family medical care that reaches out to the community carrying the personal witness of God’s Word to patients, family members, friends, neighbors, students and colleagues.

Jeremiah 8.22; Isaiah 6.8; Matthew 28.18-20

Vision

We are a closely-knit voluntary association of Christian physicians and health professionals with supportive individual church affiliations who view our professional activity as a vocational ministry and who have been called together in discipleship to bear witness to the saving and healing grace of God in Christ. Following Luke’s example of ministry with Paul by working in fellowship with pastors and others as an outreach of the greater Body of Christ, we conduct our professional practices in an exemplary way, further exercising our gifts of healing in faith-related inquiry and prayer. Above all we seek to provide a trustworthy source of family medical care, encouragement, hope, instruction, guidance and inspiration to those who seek assistance in times of growth and change, as well as illness and affliction, with special sensitivity to each person’s spiritual, personal, and economic circumstances.

Mark 2.15-17; 2 Timothy 4.11

Shared His Branches Statement of Faith

  • We believe in the triune God of the Bible (Matthew 3.16-17; 28.19; 1 Peter 1.2): God, the Father; Christ Jesus, the Son; and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter (John 14.16).
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 1.1-18; 20.28) and in His virgin birth (Matthew 1.18-25), His sinless life (Hebrews 4.15), His miracles (the Gospels), His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Hebrews 9.11-14), His bodily resurrection (Matthew 28.6; Luke 24.46), His ascension to the right hand of God the Father (Acts 1.9-11), and His personal return in power and glory (Hebrews 9.28; 2 Peter 3.10-13).
  • We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative, and only inerrant written Word of God (2 Timothy 3.16-17; 2 Peter 1.20-21).
  • We believe in the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death (Psalm 139.13-16). This conviction is an extension of our understanding that human beings are whole persons created in the image of God (Genesis 1.26-27) with three interwoven and essential aspects to their existence – physical [body or soma in biblical Greek], psychological [soul or psyche], and spiritual [spirit or pneumo] (1 Thessalonians 5.23). We further believe that we are all born with a fallen nature which, apart from the intimate personal relationship with our Creator we were designed to develop and rely on, is prone to repeated sin (Romans 3.23) and ultimately to absolute death (Romans 6.23).
  • We believe that God loves all people and desires each one to come to know Him personally by being “born anew” through “water and the Spirit” (John 3.1-21), accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior, receiving His free gift of eternal life (Romans 6.23), and being filled with His Holy Spirit (Acts 2.38-39).
  • We believe that God seeks to seal with His Holy Spirit (John 16.12-15) those who have committed their lives to Christ (Ephesians 1.13) and then to lead, guide, enable, and empower them (John 14.26) through the indwelling person (John 14.16-17), imparted gifts (1 Corinthians 12), and power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1.8).
  • We believe in living exemplary Christian lives in right relationship with others (Ephesians 4.1-6) through the power of His Holy Spirit (Galatians 5.16-26), abandoning our lives to Christ by seeking first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness (Matthew 6.33), sharing the Gospel with others (Matthew 28.18-20), and allowing every phase of our lives to come under his Lordship (Ephesians 5.21-6.9).
  • We believe we are called by Christ to make a foundational commitment to identify with the poor, oppressed and afflicted in their struggles (Isaiah 58.6-12). To that end we are all called to minister to those who are hungry, thirsty, ill-clothed or housed, lonely, in prison or needy in any significant way, for it is in such service that we are privileged to be used by God to express His love for all people (Matthew 25.31-46).