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Foundations of Health Ministry
  Beginning a Health MinistryBeginning a Health Ministry
Are you interested in beginning a health ministry in your congregation? Read this first.
 
  The Body of ChristThe Body of Christ
Should the Church Reclaim Health Care?
 
  The Church's Call to Health MinistryThe Church's Call to Health Ministry
Hospitals can't mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually engage people. Churches can.
 
  Ten Reasons to Develop a Health MinistryTen Reasons to Develop a Health Ministry
How can your congregation fill the health needs of its members and community?
 
  On this FoundationOn this Foundation
Mary Chase-Ziolek discusses how to start a health ministry.
 
  Health Ministry on the GroundHealth Ministry on the Ground
Churches need to develop leadership around health ministry issues, especially lay leadership.
 
  Pastor and PhysicianPastor and Physician
Randy Maddox discusses John Wesley's holistic approach to spiritual and physical well-being.
 
Ideas for Ministry
  Model for Healthy LivingModel for Healthy Living
Stacy Smith and Laura Todd discuss ways to introduce the Model for Healthy Living to your congregation.
 
  Infertility: Comfort, Comfort My People
Deborah Patterson shares her experience with infertility and offers ways that churches can become a place of comfort and healing for those struggling with infertility.
 
  What Churches Can Do about Postpartum DepressionWhat Churches Can Do about Postpartum Depression
Jerusha Clark shares her thoughts on what congregations can do for people and families suffering from PPD.
 
  Mental Illness: How Can Congregations Respond?Mental Illness: How Can Congregations Respond?
Marja Bergen shares her own experience with bipolar disorder and ways to support those with mental illness.
 
  Your Church BuildingYour Church Building
From church kitchens to those extra classrooms, here are many ways to emphasize health throughout your church facility.
 
  Prayer Shawl Ministry TipsPrayer Shawl Ministry Tips
Are you thinking of starting a prayer shawl ministry? Avoid snags in your ministry with these tips.
 
  Youth MinistryYouth Ministry
Youth face unique health issues. How can your church address these issues?
 
  Homebound Ministry throughout the YearHomebound Ministry throughout the Year
Ways you can remember, honor and minister to the homebound throughout the year.
 
  Ten Alternatives to a Bake SaleTen Alternatives to a Bake Sale
There are more ways to raise money for a church mission trip or the youth group besides unhealthy, baked goods.
 
  Creative HealingCreative Healing
Author Ellen Morris Prewitt discusses the role of healing in her practice of making crosses.
 
Areas of Interest
  WorshipWorship
Devotions, Liturgy resources, and slideshows
 
  FoodFood
Recipes and reflections on healthier eating.
 
  Reading RecommendationsReading Recommendations
Book reviews and recommendations from notable people.
 
  Walking & RunningWalking & Running
Programs and reflections on walking and running.
 
Areas of Interest
  Clergy HealthClergy Health
Encouragement for pastors and the congregations who support them.
 
  ParentingParenting
Resources on pregnancy, infertility, family life, miscarriage and more
 
  Parish NursesParish Nurses
Caring for the health needs of a congregation.
 
  RecoveryRecovery
Conversations and resources about addiction and recovery.
 


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