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Chris Endfinger, MD highlights incredible work of Compassion International

Emergency room doctor and missionary Chris Endfinger, MD provides a closer look at the work of Compassion International’s holistic child development sponsorship program.

 

Christ-centered, child-focused, and church-based, respected emergency room doctor and missionary Chris Endfinger, MD is a proud supporter of holistic child development sponsorship program Compassion International. Here, the highly skilled physician, now with more than 20 years of experience, offers a closer look at the organization and its work.

 

“Compassion International’s holistic child development via sponsorship program has been carefully designed to release children from social, economic, physical, and spiritual poverty,” explains Dr. Endfinger, an emergency room physician and member of CrossBridge Church of Christ based in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Compassion International, he says, revolutionized the fight against such poverty by rooting their program for children exclusively in local churches. “Compassion International,” Dr. Endfinger reveals, “is also the only sponsorship program in existence to be thoroughly validated via wholly independent, empirical research.”

 

The organization is currently partnered with more than 7,000 churches in 25 countries around the world. “Through these partnerships, Compassion International is able to routinely and repeatedly release more than 1.8 million children and youngsters from poverty in the name of Jesus,” adds emergency room physician Chris Endfinger, MD. 

 

According to the organization, children and young adults in poverty are the most at risk of sickness, malnutrition, and exploitation. “They can, however, experience the love of Jesus,” Dr. Endfinger explains, “through the life-saving gift of food, medical care, and protection provided by Compassion International and its supporters.”

 

When sponsoring a child, Compassion International’s supporters’ monthly donations provide life-changing opportunities such as the chance to attend or stay in school, nourishing food, potentially life-saving medical care, mentoring, and a safe space in a local evangelical church. “Here,” adds Dr. Endfinger, “they also receive the opportunity to hear the gospel.”

 

The organization has earned a Charity Navigator GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency by voluntarily sharing the measures of progress and results it uses to pursue its mission. 

 

Organizations earn a Platinum Seal of Transparency by selecting from a catalog of almost 1,000 expert recognized metrics—or by creating a brand new metric of their own—that best fits their work. “GuideStar is currently the world’s number one source of information surrounding nonprofit organizations,” adds Chris Endfinger, MD, wrapping up, “and is dedicated to providing what it calls, ‘better data, for better decisions, for a better world.'”

 

To find out more about Compassion International, visit https://www.compassion.com/. To view Compassion International’s Charity Navigator profile, meanwhile, head to https://www.charitynavigator.org/.

Chris Endfinger, MD Outlines Crossbridge Church of Christ’s Message and Core Values

CrossBridge Church of Christ member Chris Endfinger, MD explains the church’s core values, its message, and what it means to be a part of the religious organization’s family.

A skilled emergency room doctor from Birmingham, Alabama, Chris Endfinger, MD is also a dedicated member of the city’s popular CrossBridge Church of Christ. Attending the church weekly with his family, Dr. Endfinger outlines CrossBridge Church of Christ’s message and shares a closer look at its core values.

“CrossBridge Church of Christ is there to glorify Christ and demonstrate a passion for God,” explains Chris Endfinger, MD of the church’s purpose. Its message, the local emergency room physician reveals, is that CrossBridge members are the Body of Christ called to be Jesus in every neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and beyond.

Seeing Christ through the eyes of their children, in particular, Dr. Endfinger says that CrossBridge Church of Christ’s members are, similarly, and in turn, all God’s children, too. “Touching the lives of those for whom He gave His life,” he adds, “we build bridges to His grace, hope, and love.”

According to Dr. Chris Endfinger, CrossBridge Church of Christ’s core values include those toward God, and those toward each other. “Toward God, the church’s values include exalting Christ in everything we do, renewing our hearts through joyful worship, seeking God through scripture, and being open only to God’s calling,” explains the emergency room doctor. Sustained by the Holy Spirit and relevant Bible teachings, each CrossBridge Church member, he says, places Christ at the center of his or her life.

Core values toward each other, meanwhile, instilled by the church, include building relationships through service and outreach and being involved with, and bringing hope to, today’s families, according to Dr. Endfinger. “Elsewhere, we promise to demonstrate God’s love through love for others, and to grow our relationship with God through prayer,” he adds.

CrossBridge Church of Christ is led by church staff, ministry leaders, small group leaders, and what the religious organization calls shepherds. “Shepherds assist the church’s staff in ministering, and in providing spiritual counsel, pastoral care, and biblical instruction to those who gather at CrossBridge,” Dr. Endfinger explains. They’re called shepherds, he says, because the Bible often described leaders within the community as such.

In short, Chris Endfinger, MD says that CrossBridge Church of Christ’s message is one of love, change, and togetherness. “We seek to love one another in true community; a community formed by Christ,” he adds, wrapping up, “in such a way that our world sees the transformative grace of God extended unto it.”

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Chris Endfinger, MD Explores Honduras Mission Trip Opportunities

Emergency room physician and missionary Chris Endfinger, MD provides an insight into mission trip opportunities in the Central American Republic of Honduras.

A veteran of the emergency room for more than 20 years and based in Birmingham, Alabama, Chris Endfinger, MD is a long-standing member of CrossBridge Church of Christ, located in nearby Brook Highland, and has completed a number of vital mission trips during his life, including two to Honduras. A dedicated family man and a proud father of two, Dr. Endfinger provides a first-hand insight into mission trip opportunities in the Central American Republic of Honduras, over 2,000 miles from his home in Jefferson County.

“A land of rain forests, savannas, mangroves, and mountain ranges alike, Honduras is a country quite unlike any other,” explains emergency room physician Dr. Endfinger, “and holds all manner of opportunities for those seeking to visit the nation on a missionary basis.”

An incredibly diverse country, Honduras is a popular choice among those seeking to undertake mission work around the world. “I’ve traveled twice to Honduras on mission work,” reveals Dr. Endfinger, a member of CrossBridge Church of Christ based in Brook Highland, not far from the doctor and his family’s home.

Aside from fulfilling spiritual duties, those visiting Honduras—officially the Republic of Honduras—on mission work will often undertake tasks ranging from teaching and otherwise aiding education to helping with construction and building repairs, particularly on schools and medical facilities, according to Dr. Endfinger. “It’s largely about delivering the love of Jesus to some of Honduras’ most remote communities, including, for example, villages high up in the mountains,” he adds.

Organized mission trips typically include in-country food, lodging, and transportation, project materials, and pre-trip orientation, as well as a thorough post-trip debriefing session. International airfare may also be included. “Often not included, however,” says Dr. Endfinger, “are any necessary immunizations, travel medicines, passport and visa expenses, or other personal incidentals.”

Many organized mission trip participants will have the opportunity to fundraise the cost of their journey and stay. “Alternatively, individuals seeking to complete mission work in Honduras, or indeed anywhere else around the world, may self-fund their trip,” Dr. Endfinger points out.

Bordered to the west by Guatemala, and El Salvador to the southwest, Honduras is then bordered by Nicaragua to the southeast. “To the south, of course, is the Pacific Ocean,” Dr. Endfinger adds, “at the Gulf of Fonseca.”

Finally, to the north, the Central American Republic of Honduras is bordered by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet and part of the Caribbean Sea.

“Largely welcoming and hospitable, Honduras is a wonderful place to undertake mission work,” adds Dr. Endfinger, wrapping up, “whether it’s an individual’s first mission trip, or, for those already experienced in mission work, the next step on their path to further the Kingdom of God around the world.”

Chris Endfinger, MD Explains Saltwater Aquarium Basics

Emergency room physician and aquarium hobbyist Chris Endfinger, MD explains the basics of saltwater aquarium maintenance.

A highly experienced emergency room doctor from Birmingham, Alabama, family man Chris Endfinger, MD is also a keen saltwater aquarium enthusiast, in addition to enjoying reading, working out, and attending church. In charge of his family’s large saltwater fish tank, Dr. Endfinger explains the basics of setting up and maintaining a colorful marine aquarium.

According to Dr. Endfinger, most modern saltwater—or marine—aquariums will consist of a suitable tank, either of acrylic or glass construction, complete with an appropriate stand which best suits the location in which the aquarium will be displayed, plus heating, filtration, lighting, powerheads, substrate, decor, and saltwater, among other essentials.

“Other essentials include a hydrometer or salinity tester, used to measure the salt content of the water in your aquarium,” adds the emergency room doctor and keen fishkeeper, “plus cleaning tools, siphon hoses, algae scrapers, additives, and a supply of spare parts for vital equipment such as filters.”

Referring back to lighting, filtration, powerheads, heating, substrate, and decor, Dr. Endfinger explains that lighting largely depends on the livestock, or inhabitants, which an individual plans to keep. “The same is true,” he adds, “of filters and powerheads, as well as supplementary associated pieces of kit such as protein skimmers.”

The main factor determining which lights and filtration will be required, Dr. Endfinger says, depends on whether a saltwater aquarium hobbyist plans to keep live coral, or if they will simply stick to fish and invertebrates such as snails, crabs, and shrimp. “Known as a reef tank, saltwater aquariums containing live coral rely on more powerful broad-spectrum lighting,” he explains, “while tanks stocked more heavily with fish species will, instead, often require the addition of supplementary equipment such as protein skimmers.”

Elsewhere, Dr. Endfinger reveals, powerheads, a type of powerful water pump, are essential in most saltwater aquariums to mimic the rush of the tide. The need for a heater—or chiller—plus substrate and decor, meanwhile, he suggests, will again be determined by a fishkeeper’s planned stock or the style of aquatic environment which they wish to mimic or create.

“If in any doubt, visit your local aquarium store for expert advice,” adds Dr. Endfinger, wrapping up, “on saltwater aquarium and reef keeping, as well as the necessary equipment—including additives, supplements, and test kits—which you’ll need for your particular style of tank to thrive.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine graduate Chris Endfinger, MD is a seasoned emergency room physician with more than two decades of experience in the field. A proud father of two, Dr. Endfinger has been happily married for 27 years. When not taking care of his patients, Dr. Endfinger enjoys spending time with his wife, children, their two much-loved dogs, cat, and four chickens, as well as looking after the family’s large saltwater aquarium.

To learn more about Chris Endfinger, MD, visit https://chrisendfingermd.com/.

Chris Endfinger, MD Provides a Closer Look at His Hobbies and Interests

Emergency room physician Chris Endfinger, MD offers a closer look at his life and work in Birmingham, Alabama.

A respected emergency medical physician from Birmingham, Alabama, dedicated family man Chris Endfinger, MD also enjoys a broad range of personal interests and hobbies, ranging from reading to fishing and working out. The popular doctor, who has also appeared on the hit TV show ‘Untold Stories of the ER,’ reveals more about his life outside of work.

A veteran of the emergency room, Chris Endfinger, MD has now spent more than two decades in the medical field, including a period as an ER director, something which the physician credits with being an extremely rewarding time in his career, albeit a high-pressure one. “It was a high-pressure time in my career as an emergency room doctor, but one which proved to be extremely rewarding,” he explains.

Outside of his work, Dr. Endfinger enjoys a wide variety of hobbies, including fishing, working out, and reading. The emergency room doctor also rejoices in helping to care for his family’s numerous much-loved pets, including two dogs, a cat, four chickens, and a large saltwater aquarium.

“To relax, I love fishing,” explains University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine graduate Dr. Endfinger, “and will also often wind down after a hard day’s work by enjoying a good book.”

The keen fisherman is also focused on his fitness and enjoys regular workout sessions between embracing his other interests and spending time with his family.

A father of two and happily married for more than 25 years, Chris Endfinger, MD and his family are dedicated members of their local church. “For us as a family, CrossBridge Church of Christ offers a place where we can pursue an authentic relationship with Jesus by experiencing a true sense of community with other members of the congregation,” explains Dr. Endfinger of the church, based in Brook Highland, Alabama.

Dr. Endfinger is also preparing for a return missionary trip to Honduras, an undertaking which the emergency room physician has successfully completed twice previously. “I enjoy learning new emergency medical techniques and procedures from around the world,” he explains, “and look forward to returning to Honduras again very soon.”

Away from his work, family life, hobbies, and involvement with CrossBridge Church of Christ, Dr. Endfinger has also appeared in an episode of the TV series documentary ‘Untold Stories of the ER’ which first aired in 2006.

“When I’m not at work, at church, enjoying my hobbies and interests, or spending time with my family,” he adds, wrapping up, “I’m also working on polishing my Spanish fluency so that I may continue to serve my patients to the absolute best of my ability.”

To learn more about Chris Endfinger, MD, head to https://chrisendfingermd.com/.

Chris Endfinger, MD - Latest From 20-year Career in Medicine

Chris Endfinger, MD Reveals Latest From 20-year Career in Medicine

Emergency room doctor Chris Endfinger, MD provides an inside look at the latest from his two-decade career in the medical field.

Recently once again successfully completing and receiving his medical board recertification for the fourth time, Chris Endfinger, MD, an emergency room physician from Birmingham, Alabama, has now enjoyed more than 20 years in the medical field, including a number of high-pressure years as an ER director. From working on his Spanish fluency to best serve his patients, to preparing for a return missionary trip to Honduras, the respected medical doctor shares a closer look at his life in the field.

“I recently completed my latest medical board recertification requirements,” Dr. Endfinger explains, “which marks my fourth time doing so since graduating almost 25 years ago.”

Graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in 1993, Chris Endfinger, MD has acquired more than two decades of experience in medicine in the years which have followed. “This experience includes a period as an emergency room director,” he reveals, “which, while high-pressure, also proved to be an extremely rewarding time in my career.”

Following his graduation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, where he was named the university’s intern of the year, Dr. Endfinger completed his medical residency in 1996 via the institution’s Family Medicine Residency Program. “It was here,” he reveals, looking back, “that I was named chief resident.”

In the years which have followed, family man Chris Endfinger, MD has gone on to complete two missionary trips to Honduras. “I continue to enjoy learning new emergency medical techniques and procedures from around the world,” explains the physician, “and plan to return to Honduras again soon for a third missionary trip.”

A father of two, Dr. Endfinger has been happily married for 27 years. “As a family, we’ve grown to acquire a small menagerie of pets,” he reveals, “including our two much-loved dogs, our cat, and four chickens, plus a large saltwater aquarium full of colorful tropical fish species.”

The family is also closely affiliated with their local church, CrossBridge Church of Christ, in Brook Highland, Alabama. “What CrossBridge Church offers,” says Dr. Endfinger, “is a place where individuals and families can pursue an authentic relationship with Jesus by experiencing a true sense of community with each other.”

Turning his focus back to medicine, Chris Endfinger, MD reveals how he’s currently working on his Spanish fluency. “Right now, I’m working on improving my Spanish fluency,” he explains, “in order to allow me to continue to serve my patients to the very best of my ability.”

Before completing his studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Endfinger also graduated from David Lipscomb University, a private Christian liberal arts university in Nashville, Tennessee, with a degree in biochemistry and minors in math and French.

“When not taking care of my patients or spending time with my wife, our children, and our pets,” he adds, wrapping up, “I also enjoy reading, fishing, and working out.”

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Chris Endfinger, MD Shares the Importance of Family Life

Emergency room physician Chris Endfinger, MD provides a personal insight into the importance of family life.

 

Outside of his work as an emergency room doctor, there’s nothing more important to Chris Endfinger, MD than family life. A proud father of two and married for more than 25 years, Dr. Endfinger shares a personal insight into life for the busy family, based in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

“Happily married for 27 years, my wonderful wife and I have two fantastic children,” reveals Dr. Endfinger, a University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine graduate and a seasoned emergency room physician with more than two decades of experience in the field.

 

He and the family, he goes on to explain, care for a small menagerie of pets. “When not taking care of my patients, I love nothing more than spending time with my family and our animals,” explains Dr. Endfinger. “These include,” he continues, “our two much-loved dogs, our cat, and four chickens, as well as a large saltwater aquarium full of colorful, tropical fish species from across the globe.”

 

Dr. Endfinger and his family are also members of CrossBridge Church of Christ. “We believe that God is calling,” says the Birmingham-based emergency room doctor, “and that the Holy Spirit is empowering us to change our world through Jesus Christ.”

 

What CrossBridge Church offers, he says, is a place where families can pursue an authentic relationship with Jesus by experiencing a true sense of community with one another.

 

An avid supporter of a variety of good causes and nonprofit organizations including Christian humanitarian aid charity Compassion International, Dr. Endfinger has also completed numerous missionary trips to Honduras. “I plan to return to Honduras again soon,” adds the emergency room physician and family man.

 

Since graduating from faith-based liberal arts institution David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1989 and beginning his medical studies at the University of Alabama four years later, Chris Endfinger, MD has acquired decades of experience in medicine. “This includes a number of high-pressure years as an emergency room director,” he reveals.

 

Turning his focus back to family and CrossBridge Church of Christ, Dr. Endfinger explains how the organization is widely praised for its wonderful personality as a church, dedicated greeting ministry, so-called ‘LifeWalk’ groups, adult education opportunities, and more.

 

“CrossBridge has a wonderful personality, and while the church may not be the right fit for everyone,” he adds, wrapping up, “it’s perfect for us as a family.”

Chris Endfinger, MD Offers Insight Into CrossBridge Church of Christ

Emergency room physician and CrossBridge Church member Chris Endfinger, MD shares a closer look at his local church.

From a dedicated greeting ministry to so-called ‘LifeWalk’ groups and adult education opportunities, CrossBridge Church of Christ might just be the home for you. That’s according to Chris Endfinger, MD, a highly respected emergency room physician and CrossBridge Church member from Birmingham, as he shares a closer look at his local church, situated in Brook Highland, Alabama.

“CrossBridge doesn’t rely on slick presentations or cool light shows,” explains Dr. Endfinger. What CrossBridge Church offers, he says, is a place where people can pursue an authentic relationship with Jesus by experiencing a true sense of community with one another.

“We believe that God is calling,” adds Dr. Endfinger, “and the Holy Spirit is empowering us to change our world through Jesus Christ.”

Chris Endfinger, MD has acquired decades of experience in medicine-including two high-pressure years as an emergency room director-since completing his studies and medical residency more than 20 years ago. The doctor graduated from private Christian liberal arts university David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1989 before beginning his medical studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine four years later.

As a dedicated CrossBridge member, the church, he explains, offers a range of ministry options including both dedicated men’s and women’s ministries. The church also offers adult education and provides a greeting ministry, as well as organizing what it calls ‘LifeWalk’ groups.

“Remember the first time you attended a church?” asks Dr. Endfinger, referring to the church’s greeting ministry. “Each Sunday,” he reveals, “CrossBridge is blessed with a number of first-time guests.”

There’s nothing more important to the church, he says, than connecting new arrivals and ensuring that they’re warmly received and well-assisted. “The greeting ministry, therefore,” explains Dr. Endfinger, “is not merely a peripheral ministry, but is entirely essential to the growth of CrossBridge, both spiritually and numerically.”

Also explaining more about CrossBridge Church’s LifeWalk groups, Dr. Endfinger continues, “LifeWalk, meanwhile, brings people together for Bible studies, prayer, and fellowship.”

LifeWalk groups, he says, provide frequent opportunities for CrossBridge members to get to know one another in a variety of comfortable environments, often in members’ homes. According to the church, LifeWalk also promises an opportunity to share life experiences and a place to find specific mercy and grace in times of need.

CrossBridge has a wonderful personality as a church, Dr. Endfinger believes. “CrossBridge has a wonderful personality, and while the church may not be right for everyone,” he adds, wrapping up, “it just might be home for you.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine graduate and CrossBridge Church of Christ member Chris Endfinger, MD is a seasoned emergency room physician with more than two decades of experience in the field. A proud father of two, Dr. Endfinger has been happily married for 27 years. When not taking care of his patients, Dr. Endfinger enjoys spending time with his wife, children, their two much-loved dogs, cat, and four chickens, as well as caring for the family’s large saltwater aquarium. A keen supporter of a number of good causes and nonprofit organizations including Christian humanitarian aid charity Compassion International, Chris Endfinger, MD has also visited Honduras on a mission trip and would like to return.

Chris Endfinger, MD Completes Fourth-Time Medical Board Recertification

Alabama physician Chris Endfinger, MD completes his fourth-time medical board recertification in family medicine.

A respected emergency room physician from Birmingham, Alabama, Chris Endfinger, MD has once again successfully completed and received his medical board recertification in family medicine. Marking Dr. Endfinger’s fourth time passing the boards, the emergency room doctor is now all-set to continue practicing straight through until 2029.

“I’ve recently passed the boards for my fourth time,” explains Dr. Endfinger, “since graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine back in 1993.”

This fourth-time medical board recertification, says the doctor, sees him happily certified through 2029. “With my most recent medical board recertification in family medicine now complete, I’m good for another ten years,” adds the Birmingham-based doctor.

Chris Endfinger, MD has acquired more than 20 years of experience in medicine, including two high-pressure years as an emergency room director, since completing his medical residency in 1996. Dr. Endfinger goes on to explain that he completed his residency via the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Residency Program where, he says, he was named chief resident. “I was also named, I’m proud to say,” he adds, “the university’s intern of the year in 1993, three years prior.”

Since then, and in addition to more than two decades in practice, the popular emergency room doctor has also completed a number of missionary trips to Honduras and plans to return again soon. “Even today, whether at home or overseas, I continue to enjoy learning new procedures and treatments, particularly in emergency medicine,” reveals Dr. Endfinger.

A member of Birmingham’s CrossBridge Church of Christ, father of two Dr. Endfinger has been happily married for 27 years. The family, he says, has two much-loved dogs, a cat, four chickens, and a large saltwater aquarium. When not taking care of his patients, family man Dr. Endfinger enjoys spending time with his wife and children, reading, fishing, and working out.

“I’m also working on my Spanish fluency,” he adds, wrapping up, “in order to help me to continue to serve my patients to the absolute best of my ability.”

Chris Endfinger, MD graduated from David Lipscomb University, a private Christian liberal arts university in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1989 with a degree in biochemistry and minors in math and French. Four years later, in 1993, Dr. Endfinger then graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine before completing his residency in 1996. A keen supporter of a number of charities and nonprofit organizations, good causes backed by Dr. Endfinger include Christian humanitarian aid child sponsorship initiative Compassion International and Fight For Life in Birmingham.