Ad Hoc Website Committee
Established in 2016 when the EC decided that the website should be updated, and a committee was put together in order to work this through and get the new site up and running. After 2017’s conference, it was decided to expand the role of this committee to include finding ways to engage the whole of AOCSN with the site and use the Members Portal (previously the VRC) for file sharing, information, surveys, voting, and meetings. Its remit is also to promote the website’s use for the organization’s outreach and development and ensure that it is known and used.
Agenda Planning Committee (APC)
Works hard every year to pull off a fantastic conference! This is the group that deals with all aspects of the conference planning.
Communities of Christian Caring (CoCC)
Since 2018, the Communities of Christian Caring (CoCC) Committee, a small group of individuals who have served the ministry of Christian Science nursing in various capacities for many years, has been helping fellow Christian Scientists find ways to meet needs and support healing in their church communities. Their mission is to awaken and develop the natural desire we all have to love and care for one another in practical ways.
The role of this group does not replace or compete with branch church activities, care committees, or any aspect of the existing church structure. Rather, its mission is to both supplement local church efforts, and provide support to Christian Scientists where there is no current church activity.
Working towards more consistency in approach and looking to unify and expand Christian Science nursing education, so that it meets individual needs as fully as possible. This committee has also worked to produce a standard for training across the board, rolled out at the 2017 AOCSN conference, and consists of two documents outlining an agreed upon set of topics and standards for each level, as well as a breakdown of the contents of the topics. The committee has been embracing new and old approaches to training, as well as supporting the international training work going on in the field.
Key Position Mentoring Committee (KPMC)
An active group that supports new people in key positions (i.e. EDs and DCSNs) in our member organizations. The amount of work that goes into each mentoring ‘job’ depends on the needs of the new person and sometimes the mentor is there just in case the individual has questions. The KPMC assigns mentors who are in the same job position in a similar organization wherever possible so that their experience is relevant.
Metaphysical Support Committee for Sustainability
This committee provides prayerful support for the Christian Science Nursing ministry as it relates to our member organizations. It meets monthly and metaphysically addresses issues raised by the group and the AOCSN Executive Committee.
RNHCI (Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions) Committee
Meetings are the second Monday of every month and open to anyone in AOCSN who wishes to attend. Though the group began in order to support RNHCIs (Medicare providers), we have attendees that are not RNHCIs. They find it helpful to have a resource for understanding new/updated regulations and how other Christian Science nursing organizations are successfully navigating the many compliance issues of today.
Established in 2017 in order to engage the trustees more in the work of AOCSN. It came out of the 2016 conference and initially was put together to plan the breakout sessions for 2017’s conference. This is now the goal of the committee moving forward.