BCD, originally an outreach program of Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church, has grown into a neighborhood support center that helps community members with housing, substance-abuse treatment, job training, health and wellness programs, and more.
Finding people who cared was easy. Figuring out what to do was another story.
When Wendy Bergeron gained custody of six of her grandchildren, now ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8, the Clarksville, Texas, woman faced enormous challenges.
Marie Ngombe’s healthy newborn is one in a million.
By Jim Beam from American Press
Motorists traveling along Country Club Road who have seen the “Doc in a Box” banner and two seagoing containers in front of St. Luke-Simpson United Methodist Church have to be wondering what it’s all about. Continue reading
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.
By Gladys P. Mangidoyos*
Talking about health and wholeness is essential. Doing something about it is even more important, United Methodists meeting in Manila, Philippines, learned recently.
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.
To celebrate World Health Day on April 7, 2018, the Abundant Health initiative of The United Methodist Church launched Hulapalooza. Churches in New York, South Carolina, and Zimbabwe participated in this exciting, new health event. Continue reading
“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.”
Only at the United Methodist Day of Health will you find a hula hoop circus artist, United Methodist clergy, and other health enthusiasts gathered in one room.
Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and his Cabinet challenge all South Carolina United Methodists to get up, get moving, and get healthy! Continue reading
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
• 22 contact hours for entire certificate
PILOT PROGRAM TUITION COST:
$200 per person (maximum of 25 people)
REGISTER by January 6th, 2017
|Full Pilot Tuition Scholarships ($200) available to United Methodists, thanks to our partner
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.