Christian Healthcare Ministries’ history goes back more than 2,000 years, when Jesus’ disciples—empowered by the Holy Spirit—emerged from the upper room to spread the Gospel message in the streets of Jerusalem and beyond. Thousands were added daily to the number of believers.
The first recorded deed of that group of believers was to recognize there were those among them who had a need. Immediately a plan, based on Jesus’s teachings, was implemented to provide for those needs. The plan had its foundation in what Jesus taught.
Jesus told His disciples, “The world will know you are my disciples by the way you love one another” (John 13:35).
Many believers sold their possessions, pooled their resources and provided for others so that all needs were met. Through the centuries Christians became known for the way they sacrificially gave to help others in need. When the load became a burden that was too great to bear, fellow Christians came together and provided for each other.
In healthcare we find one of the most potentially devastating expenses known to the American family. One major illness and they can be destroyed financially.
Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM) accomplishes two things: we provide financial assistance for Christians who are ministry members medical needs and we provide awareness of what things cost, how much they should cost and how to make those numbers align.
In matters of health insurance, a third party pays medical bills. Therefore, people may not focus on what is being done or what it costs. In contrast, CHM members decide with their doctor what treatment they receive and agree on how much it will cost.
For over 35 years we have enabled Christians to work in harmony to help one another with their medical bills. CHM members have shared over $2.5 billion in each other’s healthcare costs.
The Body of Christ provides for CHM members in the same manner as the early Church helped each other. The love that Jesus commanded we show for one another is demonstrated every day at CHM.
We are eager to serve you with this simple but effective method of the Church being the Church.