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We seek to be the light of Christ as we integrate faith and health
in the ministry of parish nursing


Membership in the LFCNA is currently defined by participation and meeting the following criteria:

  1. Must be a registered nurse if actively practicing as a FCN. A current license is not required if a retiree or an associate member.
  2. If you serve as the Parish/Faith Community Nurse (PN/FCN) in a ministry you must have completed a FCN preparation course. 
  3. Associate members must be serving as active volunteers in a PN/FCN ministry or serve as faculty at a Lutheran School of Nursing. A  preparation course is not required.   
  4. Pay membership dues

In addition, the nurse must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be in active practice, either paid or unpaid, in a Lutheran congregation/community, or
  2. Have membership in a Lutheran congregation and serve as a PN/FCN in another denomination, or
  3. Be retired from Faith Community Nursing in a Lutheran congregation/community, or
  4. Have a position which coordinates, educates or supports Lutheran Faith Community Nurses

Dues options

  • $40.00 for one year 
  • $60.00 for two years
  • $300.00 for a lifetime membership
  • $20/year for Retirees: This category includes those who have completely retired from both Faith Community Nursing and any other nursing position but who want to continue to support LFCNA and its mission. They may or may not have a current nursing license.
  • $40/year for Associate Members: This category is open to RN’s supporting health ministry in a Lutheran congregation or Lutheran faith-based organization, but who have not taken a preparation course to be a Faith Community Nurse; and RN faculty who are Lutheran or teaching in a Lutheran school of nursing.  Associate members have a voice and can serve on committees; however, they are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors or vote on matters related to LFCNA.
  • Free one year or partial year membership for a new Faith Community Nurse who has recently completed a preparation course.
  • New and associate members joining July 1 and following will pay prorated dues of $20 for the remainder of the calendar year, with renewal for the full amount in the following year.  

If you are joining, please scroll down to select one of these options and follow the prompts.

Benefits of LFCNA Membership
  • Promote and support Faith Community Nursing within a Lutheran congregation, including encouraging the development of faith community nurse ministries. Membership dues help provide grants for ministries.
  • Participate in educational events offering professional and spiritual growth sponsored by the organization with continuing education units whenever possible.
  • Networking with other Lutheran Faith Community Nurses.
  • Access to the, LFCNA Member Directory.
  • Reduced fees for educational program registration
  • Access to Members Only portion of the website.
  • Opportunity to receive the Journal of Christian Nursing (JCN) at a discounted price by joining Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF). Members can receive 15%off of a membership to NCF at  NCF members get JCN, PLUS free and discounted CEUs and lots of other product discounts. Depending on what NCF membership level you choose (practicing nurse or unpaid retired nurse over 60) and how you want to receive JCN (in print + online access or online-only). 

The Discount Code can be found in the Member's Only section under the drop down menu.

  • Promote health and wellness among congregations and support church leaders through our presence at churchwide and synod gatherings.
  • Seek opportunities for Faith Community Nurses to have representation on Synod Councils and to be integrated into the practices and the future vision of the Church.
  • Respond to your responsibility to belong to a professional nursing organization as a Faith Community Nurse.

Membership Support

Whether you are a paid or unpaid Faith Community Nurse, you may want to ask your congregation to support you by paying your dues to LFCNA. Attached is the draft of a letter you can personalize and send to your pastor, parish council president, supervisor, or appropriate committee to support you in this process. This letter is to request payment of your membership dues by your organization or church in support of your practice.       Request for Support

Find your Region

As you complete your membership application you will be asked to identify the ELCA region in which you live. Please click here to find the Regional Map.

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Note:  If you prefer to join or renew your membership dues by personal check, made out to LFCNA, and send to
                                                                                                 6626 Eliot View Road
                                                                                                 St. Louis Park, MN 55426
After the check is received you will receive the confirmation letter. 

To change your current membership level please send a request to stating the level you prefer.  You will be sent a new invoice with payment instructions.

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Last updated: 03/12/2024

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