Overview of Faith Based Health Ministry
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
I Corinthians 10:31
A Faith Based Health Ministry is a free program to help local churches address the body, soul and spirit of the whole person. Pastors and church members spend much of their time visiting, praying for and meeting needs of those that are sick.
We pray for those that are ill, but spend little time trying to be healthy or caring for our bodies.
A Faith Based Health Ministry focuses on ways church members can:
- Improve health, prevent diabetes and support one another
- Increase Healthy lifestyle behaviors
- Gain facts about diabetes and other illnesses
- Learn ways to prevent and control your diabetes and other diseases
- Identify ways to prevent disease complications
- Support each other with actions that promote
A Church Health Team is a group of three people who are trained to work in their local church to increase the number of events, activities, and programs about health.The Team works with pastors, church leaders, members, and their families to identify what things are most needed. Actions taken by the Team aim to support good health habits of the young and the old.
Increase the health and quality of life of church members, their families, and communities.
Establish a network of Faith Based Health Ministries throughout the Appalachian region.
- Church members and their families will know the facts about type 2 diabetes and its health risks.
- Church members and their families will adopt habits of eating the right amounts of nutritious foods each day.
- Church members and their families will spend time every day being active for at least 30 minutes.
- Church members and their families will support each other in ways that improve their quality of life.
- Church members and their families will work with their communities to find ways that they can be used to improve the health of young and old.
- Church members and their families will identify ways that policies can be used effectively to improve member and community health.
- Church members will identify ways they can use their church as a way to enrich the health of those living nearby.