Church Team Resources

Does your church or district wish to take their own medical missions team? HealthCare Ministries can help! We offer resources and consultation to assist churches and districts get started on planning a medical evangelism outreach.

The following items will be provided to help you get started.

Resources

 

Church Teams Training Seminar

HCM staff and missionaries can customize a training seminar just for your church. We would come to your church and teach a 3-day seminar specifically on how to form medical evangelism teams. This is ideal for missions pastors and anyone in your church who would like to participate in the outreach. This seminar works best on weekends; however, we are flexible.

Expenses
―The church is responsible to cover the expenses of the training team (usually 2-3 people).

For more information on scheduling a Church Teams Training Seminar, fill out this form and we will be in contact with you:

Church Teams Contact

  • Has your church sent any medical missions teams? Describe where and what was done.
  • What dates would work best for your seminar? List three dates, ranging in three days. (Weekends are ideal—Friday night, Saturday and Sunday afternoon.)

Supplies

The resources listed below are not endorsed by HealthCare Ministries but may be helpful in the planning and implementation of your medical evangelism outreach.

Dental Equipment

  • Aseptico

    www.aseptico.com
    Home Address:
    8333 216th Street S.E.
    Woodinville, WA 98072 USA
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 1548
    Woodinville, WA 9807-1548 USA
    Toll Free: 866-244-2954

  • A-Titan Instruments, Inc.

    www.atitan.com
    Address:
    97 Main Street
    Hamburg, NY 14075 USA
    Toll Free: 1-877-284-8261

Dental Supplies

  • POH Toothbrush Co.

    Have donated toothbrushes for short-term medical clinics
    www.buypoh.com
    Mailing Address:
    6863 E 40th St.
    Tulsa, OK 74145
    Toll Free: 1-800-331-4645

  • World Dental Relief

    (Dr. Ron Lamb)
    www.worlddentalrelief.com
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 747
    Broken Arrow, OK 74013-0747
    Phone: (918) 251-2612
 Fax: (918) 251- 6326
 Email: dentalreliefinc@aol.com

Health Education Materials & Resources

  • Anatomical Chart Company – Improving world health through education and information through visual aides.
    www.anatomical.com
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) – exists to motivate, educate, and equip Christian physicians and dentists to glorify God. The CMDA’s Handbook of Medicine in Developing Countries is an excellent resource in medical clinics.
    www.cmda.org
  • Free Translation – Free translation for small project
    www.freetranslation.com
  • Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM) – A Christian based nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs for the physically disabled poor in developing countries.
    www.freewheelchairmission.org
  • Global Aids Partnership – The Global AIDS Partnership was created to provide resources for those ministering to people with HIV/AIDS. GAP also serves to help ministries network, sharing resources, personnel and tools
    www.globalaidspartnership.org
  • Global CHE Network – The heart of our work is a passionate commitment to wholistic (or holistic) transformation. We work with whole communities to transform the whole of life physically, spiritually, and socially through Community Health Evangelism (CHE).
    www.chenetwork.org
  • Global Health Reporting – Global Health Reporting includes global data on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and more.
    www.globalhealthreporting.org
  • Health Education Program for Developing Countries – great free PDF download for health education materials.
    www.hepfdc.info
  • Hesperian Foundation – A non-profit publisher of books and educational materials that help people take the lead in their own health care and organize to improve health conditions in their communities.
    www.hesperian.org
  • Joshua Project – A research initiative seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups of the world with the least followers of Christ.
    www.joshuaproject.net
  • Global CHE Network – The heart of our work is a passionate commitment to wholistic (or holistic) transformation. We work with whole communities to transform the whole of life physically, spiritually, and socially through Community Health Evangelism (CHE).
    www.chenetwork.org
  • Mayo Clinic – Good site for first aid guidelines
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/FirstAidIndex/FirstAidIndex
  • MedlinePlus – Information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. This site includes health information in over 40 languages.
    www.medlineplus.gov
  • NationMaster – A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.
    www.nationmaster.com
  • Travelers Health – Immunization requirements for travel
    www.cdc.gov/travel/contentVaccinations.aspx
  • SODIS (Solar Water Disinfection) – improves the microbiological quality of drinking water, using solar UV-A radiation and temperature to inactivate pathogens causing diarrhea.
    www.sodis.ch
  • WHO-Global Atlas – WHO’s Communicable Disease Global Atlas is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels.
    www.who.int/GlobalAtlas

Medical Equipment/Supplies

  • Evangelical Purchasing Service

    Address:
    515 Palliser St
    Johnstown, PA  15905
    Phone: 814-255-7300 Email: epscrc@aol.com

  • International Aid

    Meeting the developing world’s medical equipment needs. Their expertise is in providing organizational, technical, operational and managerial support for donated medical equipment.
    www.internationalaid.org

  • Kreisers, Inc. (Ron Rohel)

    www.kreisers.com
    Address:
    2200 W. 46th St.
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    Phone: (800) 843-7948 Ext. 113

  • Supplies Over Seas

    Re-cycles life-saving medical supplies and equipment to the neediest communities around the world. Provides medical supplies to short-term church teams.
    www.suppliesoveseas.org

  • Science with a Mission

    (Alynne MacLean, PhD) rapid lab tests – HIV rapid tests
    www.sciencewithamission.org
    Address:
    602 Massapoag Ave.
    Sharon, MA 02067
    Phone: (781) 784-6907

Medications

  • Interchurch Medical Assistance – serves the needs of short-term, volunteer medical mission teams, including physicians and church-related groups, by providing medicines and medical supplies through its inventory of donated products and the IMA Medicine Box program.
    www.imaworldhealth.org
  • MAP International – This program offers an assortment of the most critically needed medicines and medical supplies ideal for short-term teams, doctors, nurses and/or church mission groups.
    www.map.org
  • Operation Blessing – medications for missions
    www.blessing.org

Supplies – Non Medical

  • National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources (NAEIR)

    www.naeir.org
    Phone: (800) 562-0955
    Address:
    560 McClure Street
    Galesburg, IL 61401

Optical

Eyeglasses

 

  • Adult Single-vision eyeglasses, plus and minus diopters (Excellent and good price.)
    Shark Eyes, Inc.
    Address:
    2240 E. Washington Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90021
    Phone: 1-877-405-3937
    Contact: Debra Grabil
    www.sharkeyes.comNotes:
    Plus Diopters +0.50 to +5.50 @ $8.00/doz.
    Minus Diopters -0.50 to -5.50 @ $ 9.00/doz.
    Cannot purchase children’s single-vision glasses here.
  • Reading Glasses Only up to +6.00 Diopter (Not a large supply but good price.)
    Gary Robbins Enterprises
    Address
    19001 NE 14th Ave. #225
    N. Miami Beach, FL 33179
    Toll Free: 1-866-559-8563
    www.sirrobin.comNotes:
    Relatively quick turn around
    About $2.00/pr + shipping
    Great glasses but limited supply and strengths
  • Reading Glasses and Single Vision (Plus and minus diopters.)
    • Zenni Optical (expensive)
      San Rafael, CA 94903
      Phone: 1-800-211-2105
      Email: sales@zennical.comNotes:
      Relatively quick turn around
      About $8.00 pr.+ shipping
      Great glasses but prices increase dramatically with stronger diopters.
    • New Trend Optical Co. Ltd. (excellent quality and very reasonable)
      P.R. China
      Contact: Rocky
      Email: newtrendoptical@163.comNotes:
      Two to four weeks turn around.
      Requires clearing customs
      *HCM purchases the majority of our eyeglasses from here

Miscellaneous Optical Supplies

 

Technical Services

  • Technical Exchange for Christian Healthcare (TECH )

    Access to over 100 non-profit Christian medical relief organizations. Annual membership required.
    www.techmd.org
    Phone: 989-837-5515
    Address:
    PO Box 1912
    Midland, MI 48641-1912

Travel Agencies for Mission Travel

The following travel agencies are focused on missionary travel and church teams. Travel has become a great challenge so it is imperative
that travel plans are started early in the planning process. It might be easier to work with a local
travel agency but there might be special fares for mission travel through a specialized travel
agency.

Contacts

HCM staff can offer consultation for specific information concerning medical evangelism outreaches. Contact the following departments for information concerning that aspect of medical evangelism.

Contact Us

Urgent Needs

HCM urgently needs the following healthcare professionals in order for upcoming medical outreaches to be made possible:

MEXICO – Spanish Interpreters

PANAMA A – Spanish Interpreters

PANAMA B – Spanish Interpreters

All Needed Professionals »

HCM urgently needs the following supplies for upcoming medical outreaches:

We currently need donations of large, hard-sided suitcases to pack materials for our outreaches. See how you can help us out with suitcases and other materials needed.

All Needed Supplies »

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