Health Ministries

Health Ministries Department welcomes you. Our health is the most important of all assets.  Many people function fairly well and some even surpass expectations when challenged by sickness, disease, and death.  However, God’s plan is that we prosper and be in health, always remembering that our overall health is dependent on our spiritual prosperity (see 3 John 2).

Since our ability to reason and make good healthy choices is jeopardized by our sinful nature, it is imperative that each person seek counsel of God’s inspired writings. The wise will also look for tested and proven methods for staying well and getting well.

The links to several reputable health websites will help you connect with the best resources for health information and programs.

Healthy people not only gather and practice living their lives in accordance with God’s unchanging laws and principles of health, they also share the good news of healthful living with others.

Let us know what is working for you and your church in helping people live healthfully.  We will listen to your stories and concerns, as well as help you find answers to the questions you may have.
  

Health Ministry Websites Links:

NAD Health Ministries Quick Start Guide: www.nadhealthministries.org/guidelines --A brief summary of the North American Division guidelines and parameters for successful health ministry outreach

InStep for Life: www.adventistinstepforlife.orgAdventists InStep for Life was created by the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to assist Adventist churches, schools and health care organizations in tackling the challenge of childhood obesity. Every conference, church, school, university and health care organization in the North American Division is encouraged to form an Adventists InStep for Lifeteam to coordinate activities that inspire healthy eating and physical activity and further awareness of childhood obesity in their community.

Live Stress-Free Right Now - According to The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Psychological Association, between 75 and 90 percent of all visits to primary care doctors are for stress-related issues. Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, stomach problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression and anxiety. Instead of helping you manage stress, www.livestressfreerightnow.com is a proven, Bible-based program guaranteed to equip you to prevent stress.

Adventist Recovery Ministries: www.adventistrecoveryglobal.org –A program for anyone who suffers from addiction or struggles with emotional or mental health challenges, as well as anyone with a family member or loved one struggling with these daily challenges.

Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP): www.sdachip.orgCHIP’s practical, scientifically sound, results-based approach has won the confidence of tens of thousands of participants and served as an effective ministry to the community at hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist churches, helping members build relationships that last.

Health Expo Resources: www.healthexporesources.comBy using this resource you can quickly organize a professional health expo. All text is based on the eight principles of health which motivates people toward a healthier lifestyle.

 8-Weeks to Wellness: www.8ww.comSo many people are tired, out-of-shape and hurting so here is an 8 week healthy lifestyle program focusing on eating better, moving better and thinking better to recapture their energy, mobility, and quality of life.

 WinWellness: www.winwellness.org –The primary goal of WIN! Wellness is to help equip health and family leaders to serve in communities worldwide, promoting holistic health within a spiritual setting. It is a complete evangelistic program highlighting health, family, and providing full message presentations.

BreathFree 2 Stop Smoking Program: www.breathefree2.comBreathFree 2.0 is a proven smoking cessation program. This program is offered completely free of charge to all people struggling with addiction to smoking. The program can be taken individually (future) or in a facilitator lead group setting. Now Downloadable.

CELEBRATIONS Program: www.healthministries.comCELEBRATIONS® is an acronym for 12 healthful living principles: (1) choices, (2) exercise, (3) liquid, (4) environment, (5) belief, (6) rest, (7) air, (8) temperance, (9) integrity, (10) optimism, (11) nutrition, and (12) social support and services.

NEWSTART: www.newstart.comThe NEWSTART program is a physician monitored, scientifically researched lifestyle change program based on eight fundamental principles proven to help you achieve optimum health: Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trust. This health recovery program is designed to prevent and reverse disease through natural methods.

My Vegetarian Plate Poster: www.healthministries.com/vegplate --A poster highlighting the food groups for a healthy vegetarian lifestyle.

Facts with Hope: www.factswithhope.org –These video spots highlight evidence-based principles for healthy living and a more abundant life. As you choose to care for your body and mind intelligently, you will be in a position to better communicate with God, sense His presence and discern His purpose for your life. Watch and share the Facts with Hope spots.

Faith Community Nursing: Faith Community Nursing, also known as Parish Nursing, Parrish Nursing, Congregational Nursing or Church Nursing, is a movement of over 15,000 registered nurses, primarily in the United States. The Heart of Healing: Faith Community Nursing in Action. Video and training booklets available through www.adventsource.org.

Youth Alive! Program: www.youthalive@gc.adventist.orgYouth Alive is a faith-based program that focuses on preventing at-risk behavior among youth aged 13-25years old by fostering purposeful, wholistic connections and resilience. It equips young people to proactively make positive, healthy choices for life each day. This program is being revised and updated at the present time. It will be launched at the Global Youth Congress, in Germany, in the summer of 2018.

Adventist WholeHealth Network: www.awhn.org –This organization provides materials to help train, mentor, and support churches, centers of influence, and schools toward wholistic (spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and social) health.

General Conference Health Ministries Department: www.healthministries.com

General Conference Nutrition Council: www.healthministries.com

 

Gaspar Colón Director

Departments:
Health Ministries


    Email: gcolon@ccosda.org
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To reach the Chesapeake region with the distinctive Christ-centered Seventh-day Adventist message of Hope and Wholeness.

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