What is PMA’s Mission?

The PMA is committed to restoring “natural health” as a credible and respected means for helping individuals recover from chronic illness and enjoy good health. Natural health to the PMA, means using biblically-sound protocols and procedures for preventing illness, regaining health and promoting overall mental, physical and spiritual well-being, just as the Creator intended humanity to have. The PMA refer to this a Pastoral Science & Medicine.

To these ends, the PMA provides a constitutionally sound path through licensing,  for spiritually oriented health and counseling professionals to provide services to the millions suffering chronic poor mental and physical health.

For well over a decade, the Pastoral Medical Association has been the undisputed world leader in ecclesiastical licensing of "whole health" oriented practitioners, and bringing families and individuals together with these caring, spiritually-oriented professionals to share biblically-valid health concepts.

Currently, professionals licensed by the PMA provide assistance to hundreds of thousands of health-conscious individuals in all U.S. States, throughout Canada and many other countries worldwide.

PMA licensing is available to spiritually oriented health and counseling professionals who share the passion of our mission and who are educated and trained in one or more mental, physical or spiritual arts and/or sciences. licensees must have (a) confirmed their spiritual commitment; (b) met specific educational requirements; (c) passed a rigorous background investigation, and (d) pledged to abide by and be accountable for conducting themselves in accordance with the high standards of care expected of pastoral practitioners.

Although the PMA is an ecclesiastical endeavor with a distinctly Christian base, we believe that it is not our right to decide whom God calls to help others. Therefore, PMA’s license is open to practitioners and counselors of all faiths and beliefs.

Learn more about PMA’s Organizational Structure and Constitution.

Learn more about Pastoral Science & Medicine.



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