Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants
FCPA HAS GROWN AND CHANGED!
Imagine having an entire army of peers to whom you could turn for advice, ideas and support, from a Biblical, Christian perspective. By joining CMDA, you will become part of a network of fellow Christian Physician Assistants, students, residents, doctors and other healthcare professionals who all face similar professional and personal challenges as you.
Beginning January 2013, current FCPA members are now PA Section members of CMDA. You will receive membership dues invoices from CMDA. You will not receive separate dues notices from CMDA and FCPA but will only pay one membership cost annually. Anyone joining will be CMDA members of the section.
This relationship opens up many avenues of support for Christian PAs and PA students. Rather than FCPA having to organize support chapters for PAs and students, our members and PAs students are already collegially welcomed to hundreds of CMDA chapters that exist in states and universities around the country.
Members will receive the PA section email newsletter, which is now quarterly but we plan to increase the frequency. Additionally, CMDA has print and electronic resources such as a quarterly journal and monthly CDs; employment placement services and advertising; access to various CMDA ministries such as marriage retreats; opportunities to develop connections with fellow local members for mentoring and ministry resources; and other items of interest, especially regarding bioethical and moral issues.
CMDA currently has 45 ministries functioning under their banner to about 16, 000 members. There are over 350 student and graduate groups in 194 cities across the country. Global Health Outreach (GHO), the missions arm of CMDA, sends out over 50 mission teams a year around the globe.
FCPA has appreciated the support of its members for over 25 years and as we grow in a new and dynamic direction, we pray that you will grow with us. We live in extraordinary times and coming together as witnesses to His Name has never been more critical.
Join online at www.joincmda.org or request a packet of information by contacting Member Services.
Feel free to contact our member services team with any questions you may have. They can be reached by email and by phone at 423/844-1000 or toll free at 888/230-2637.
Missions: Reaching the lost for Christ
FCPA has had a longstanding interest and support for international missions. Many of our members have extensive experience in short-term mission work. What a privilege to carry the gospel message to the least, the last and the lost of our world while meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. "Inasmuch as you did it unto the least of these, you did it unto me" (Matt 25:40)
One significant source of access for this is Global Health Outreach, which is the missions arm of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations. Jack Pike is a member of the advisory council for GHO and would be delighted to share information or click here to find team opportunities.
Click here for Mission Matching Grant information.