CHRISTIAN CARE MINISTRY IS A NATIONWIDE COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIANS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO CONNECTING AND EQUIPPING EACH OTHER TO SHARE THEIR EVERYDAY BURDENS THROUGH THE PROGRAMS THEY OFFER.
With their programs, Christians are provided with a way to share their resources, faith and talents, similar to the practices of the early church in the book of Acts. One of Christian Care Ministry ’s most well-known programs is the Medi-Share program. This option has created a community of Christians who believe in living like the times of the early church when it comes to sharing each other’s burdens, helping those in needandliftingoneanotherupinprayer.
The Medi-Share healthcare sharing program is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, but operates nationally with over 400,000 members across all 50 states. “It’s not health insurance,” says Michael Gardner, Director of Communications. “It’s an alternative way to get your healthcare bills taken care of.” The community of members across the country help to share each other’s medical bills and promote the unity of their faith.
“A spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship is an important factor to our programs.”
Much of what they do relies on technology. “We see technological advances having a big impact on the way we recruit and the way that we’re able to serve our members,” says Gardner. Passion and advancement are major influencers for the members of Christian Care Ministries. They look for people who are spiritually minded and have spiritual gifts. When prospective employees want to apply those gifts to their work, they show their alignment with the mission of the organization and their drive to help. The Brevard area has and utilizes great community resources due to their location on the Space Coast, which greatly helps them to attract high-quality, spiritually-minded talent.
Christian Care Ministries has been helping around the community to make great impacts as well. The organization has a formal volunteerism program where they give their employees three paid days off each year to serve the community by volunteering in local organizations. Many of their employees volunteer at partnership organizations that work with local churches, family centers, literacy programs, environmental organizations, and children’s issues.
AS A MINISTRY, THEY’RE LEAVING IT UP TO THEIR EMPLOYEES TO SEE HOW GOD IS CALLING THEM TO IMPACT THEIR COMMUNITY AROUND THEM.
Employees of Christian Care Ministry are encouraged to be proactive with their career pathways. They encourage professional development through certifications and continuing education, along with accreditation program offerings.
“There’s a lot of emphasis placed on professional development and continued education for our employees,” says Gardner. The career coaches that they employ also provide direction as they work with employees to develop career paths and identify growth opportunities for their future.
With their operation in the healthcare industry, much of their future is based on the innovation and technological advancement that is continually occurring. With the many exciting changes happening in the healthcare arena, Gardner states how Christian Care Ministry’s mission is to stay true to their goal of connecting people and sharing between them. “That’s at the core of the products and services we offer and who we are,” says Gardner.