Focus: Health, Welfare and Wellness

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Community Outreach: Resources for Community Outreach

In this workshop, participants will learn how to begin connecting local resources from the community to the needs of persons in the church, and the other way around! They will learn about the skills needed to be effective in the development of contacts; setting expectations with people you are helping and developing a vision for the future. They will also get insights on nurturing care providers a Continue Reading

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Critical Issues: Mental Health Awareness and Education

Families dealing with mental health challenges often do not receive the support that they need from their church. This workshop will address the stereotypes, myths, and taboos often associated with mental illness. You will be given some biblical examples of well known persons that dealt with mental health issues, a general overview of the different types of mental health illnesses, and suggestions Continue Reading

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Health, Welfare and Wellness: Starting a Cancer Ministry

Every church looks for opportunities to minister not only to the membership, but to the wider community as well. Few things are as prevalent today as cancer and it carries many different kinds of implications for the carrier, the immediate family, the extended family, the circle of friends, and the wider community. Making a positive difference for all these groupings is kingdom work, and this work Continue Reading

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Health, Welfare and Wellness: Starting a Parish Nurse/Health Ministries Program

Beginning in 2011, the first wave of 77 million 'baby boomers' will begin retiring. This wave will last 19 years! Key issue? Health and wellness. Don't miss the boat as this tide begins to wash over your churches. Participants will discuss and learn the nuts and bolts of starting a Parish Nurse and Health Ministry program in the local church. Continue Reading