Health Ministry

A Health Ministry includes the many ministries of a faith community that promote wholistic “whole-person” health.  Health is viewed as a gift from God and a way of relational living in community.  Scripture says, “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health, and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” 3 John 2.  These caring ministries are an essential part of congregational life.  They incorporate the values, beliefs, and practices of a faith community as components in motivating persons toward health and wholeness. 

Health promotion and religious beliefs are integrated into the normal cycles of life – birth, wellness, development, maturation, illness, and death – to celebrate life; to enhance coping, wholeness, and a sense of peace; and improve community well-being. (Health Ministries Association).

 

We are looking forward to discerning God’s vision for Health Ministry at Aldersgate and helping our fellow sisters and brothers seek whole health. 

 

For more information contact Linda Handy at handyparishnurse@gmail.com