Health Ministries


Our aim is to raise health awareness and standards in our community by promoting the following:

1. Health Awareness
  • Promote events that help people become aware of their personal health needs and the available resources to meet those needs.
  • Staging events such as health screening and testing.
  • Sharing information in newspaper articles, radio and television spots, public advertising, health fairs, or cooperation with national health events such as The Great American Smokeout, World Health Day, the National Cholesterol-Screening Program, and the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) just to name a few.
2. Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
The purpose of health promotion/disease prevention programs like the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) are:
  • To provide information and strategies for lifestyle change.
  • To help motivate participants to actually make lifestyle changes.
  • To support and encourage participants as they make changes.
  • To improve the participants' quality and length of life. 
  • To help participants understand the inter-relationship of body, mind, and spirit.
3. Health Information/Bridge Building Events
These events and activities are designed to introduce participants to an understanding that health includes not only the biological or physical dimensions but also the mental, social and spiritual.

Planning events that have a social/spiritual component, such as the following:
  • Giving personal Bible studies on health topics.
  • Helping with fellowship dinners, parties and community events. 
  • Planning a health series for camp meeting. 
  • Developing out-patient or residential health-conditioning programs.
4. Special Nurturing Activities
The purpose of nurturing activities is to maintain and continue lifestyle improvement by updating information on a regular basis and to share strength through the community of believers learning and growing together. Special Nurturing Activities might include:
  • Health promotion using short presentations with slides, videos, or posters.
  • Giving sermons on health and sharing the health message with our community.
  • Community support activities with county and volunteer health agencies.
  • Neighborhood health visitations and surveys.
  • Health/Bible study series.
  • Bloodmobile sponsorship.
  • Retreats.
  • Walking, jogging, or health clubs.
  • Dental health promotion.
  • Mental health promotion.
  • Health fairs.
  • Health conditioning centers.
  • Acquaint people with vegetarian food.
  • Encourage young people to participate in the appropriate health ministries and health/
    temperance peer education programs.