Health Ministries is not only about assisting our members with living healthier, happier lives; it is also about reaching out to the surrounding community.
From demonstrating healthy principles at our Sabbath potluck to offering seminars on smoking cessation and stress free living we want to provide lots of ways for people to lead healthy and happy lives.
Health ministries are an integral part of the mission of the Adventist Church. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (I Cor. 10:31). Health ministry is the gospel of Christ illustrated, the message of God practiced. Without it, the gospel witness is muted; it is merely a theory, an idea.
The most important objective of health ministry at EMMANUEL FRENCH SDA CHURCH is to help men and women of our church and of the community of HUNTINGTON reach their full potential, mentally, spiritually and physically. To reach full potential, health principles must be practiced.
The ministry to which a person is called when he or she becomes the
health ministries leader can be described in the following ways:
Health promotion. Keeping church members and the community at large aware of the importance of health and educating new members on the significance of health and temperance is one of the major responsibilities of the health ministries leader.
Continuing health education. There is a question asked in the New Testament, “How can they learn without a teacher?” This is especially true regarding the health education of new church members. The health ministries leader is responsible for the health education of the new members in the Adventist lifestyle.
Committees. The health ministries leader is the chairperson health ministries committee, and a member of the church board and the church ministries council.
Program development. Everywhere Adventists are known as providers of stop smoking plans, cooking schools, and seminars on nutrition, heart disease, stress management, cancer prevention, physical fitness, weight control and the Bible basis for healthful living, as well as screening projects for high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and other health problems.
Emmanuel SDA Church Health Department
How can I Take Health Ministries to a New Level
Taking Health Ministries to a New Level
“During His ministry, Jesus devoted more time to healing the sick than to preaching.”
Ministry of Healing, page 19
“The Savior made each work of healing an occasion for implanting divine principles in the mind and soul. This was the purpose of His work.”
Ministry of Healing, page 20
“Every church should be a training school for Christian workers… there should be schools of health, cooking schools, and classes in various lines of Christian help work.”
Ministry of Healing, page 149
“We shall see the medical missionary work broadening and deepening at every point of its progress, because of the inflowing of hundreds and thousands of streams, until the whole earth is covered as the waters cover the sea.”
Ellen G. White
Counsels on Health, page 317
- Identifying people to work with
- The Health Ministries Team:
- Medical providers: Physicians, NP’s, PA’s, Nurses, NA,PCT’s, EMT’s, HHA
- Chiropractors, Massage therapist, Acupuncture and Herb providers, Psychologist, Counselors
- Hospital workers
- Social workers, Case workers
- Members who are passionate about health
- Personal trainers
- Reaching out the community by implementing program to reach out to them: Health fares, workshops, Health Crusades etc
- Need support of other church leaders
- Plan and implement relevant programs
A TRIP TO LANCASTER, PA APRIL 2014: SIGHT and SOUNDS
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The Adventist Church, a longtime advocate against tobacco, is joining the World Health Organization in marking May 31 as World No Tobacco Day. Above, Adventists march during a rally against tobacco in Venezuela last year. [IAD file photo by David Buenaño
ADVENTISTS TO JOIN OTHERS IN SUPPORT OF MAY 31 WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY
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NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
Cancer-Related Health Observances Calendar - 2014
Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Cancer Control Month
National Minority Health Month
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
May 31: World No Tobacco Day
June 1: National Cancer Survivors Day
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Fruits and Veggies—More Matters Month
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 13: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
October 17: National Mammography Day
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
November 20: Great American Smokeout
December 1: World AIDS Day
A NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE OF SDA HEALTH INITATIVE
THE 10-DAY DANIEL’S DIET HEALTH CHALLENGE:
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