Beyond The End Of The Road: Providing Health Services To Marginalized Rural Populations

When Jean Shailunga of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) contracted cholera, he was more fortunate than many of his neighbors in the rural community of the North Katanga Province. The change-maker for Shailunga was the 16-day cholera treatment he received at a Kizanga United Methodist health center. Health facilities in North Katanga are few and far between and often not equipped with medicines and supplies.

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Hulapalooza and the New York Annual Conference

In April almost 200 people from more than 30 churches participated in the New York Annual Conference Hulapalooza at Mt. Vernon First UMC!

The event boasted “joy-filled” worship, resource tables, several workshops and many activities for people of all ages. Healthy and delicious snacks kept them moving and concluded the Hulapalooza event that was both fun and spirit-filled.

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Hulapalooza celebrates Abundant Health around the world

“Focusing on our health benefits us in many different ways,” says Marie C. King, of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee. “If we’re not healthy enough to get out and walk, we’re not healthy enough to come to worship … or to be involved in the community and socialize with each other.”

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Online Health Minister Certificate

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The Online Health Minister Certificate

  • Provides training for faith community members, clergy, public health professionals, social workers, chaplains, and others to support whole person health and faith in many settings.
  • Equips people from diverse faiths and professional backgrounds with practical knowledge and skills
  • Provides foundational language, concepts, critical thinking, self-care, and asset mapping skills in faith and health
  • Explores different health ministry roles and models in numerous faith and health settings.

Based on national best practice models and standards outlined in the Health Ministries Association’s “The Health Minister Role: Guidelines and Foundational Curriculum Elements”.

WHEN: Weekly modules – Jan. 30th – Apr. 17th, 2017

10 Weekly Self-Paced Online Learning Modules

• 22 contact hours for entire  certificate
• Each module is 1 ½ hours – 2 ½    hours
• All 10 online modules must be
completed for certificate completion
• Webinars offered for enhanced  learning


$200 per person (maximum of 25 people)
$25 Non-refundable registration fee

REGISTER by January 6th, 2017

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Full Pilot Tuition Scholarships ($200) available to United Methodists, thanks to our partner

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With the pilot program tuition rate, you agree to provide additional feedback on the online certificate. The certificate has evaluation measures to ensure qualitative standards. Subsequent online certificate tuition rates will be $450 per person. Certificate contact hours are not transferable to any Wesley Seminary graduate degree.