Health and Temperance

Donna Peter
Health Ministry Coordinator
dpeters@awconf.org

Overview

The Health Ministries Department serves as a resource for information and counsel on health and temperance affairs; advises the Church and its departments and related agencies on health and/or temperance related policies and programs; promotes a healthful life-style among church members through literature, programs and Sabbath services; provides through publications, services, and programs, an ongoing witness to the world concerning the physical, mental and soul-destroying effects of tobacco, alcohol and other substances.

Wholeness and health have been an emphasis of the Seventh-day Adventist church since the 1860s when the church began. The Bible reminds us that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we have been entrusted with the privilege of maintaining and improving our spiritual, mental, social and physical health. Health Ministries promotes good health and the prevention of ill health to help achieve this goal of wholeness.

Health of the community is a vital focus of Health Ministries. The Breathe-Free Plan to Stop Smoking is successfully being run in many countries throughout the world, and has brought freedom to many who struggled with tobacco addiction. It is one of the oldest programs in the world to help people quit smoking. The use of alcohol and other sensory-altering drugs is actively addressed through community programs from Health Ministries and other collaborating organizations.

The health ministry of the Adventist Church includes a healthcare delivery system of church-operated clinics and hospitals throughout the world. There are top-quality medical universities and schools of learning, along with “bare-essentials” clinics serving the developing world. Through all of these avenues, the goal of Health Ministries is to make people whole in an imperfect and disease-ravaged world.

Health Ministries advises the church on health issues and is proactive in providing resources to the world church on health. Because health and wellness are a positive support for spiritual well-being, this ministry is as vital to the work of the church as any other.

Congratulations You are now the new Health Ministry Leader ! Feeling a bit overwhelmed and not sure where to start?

Check out the links below:

• https://nadhealth.org/
• https://www.creationlife.com/
Health Ministry Leader QSG
• Vibrant Life Mental Health Articles
• Church Health Assessment

Events

April 4th – April 8th 2023

Health Summit: Healing of the Nations

For more information click here : https://nadhealth.org/summit/

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