Health and Wholeness Workshop in Hickory on May 5
We often hear the word “health” as the absence of disease and “peace” as the absence of war. We may be missing something with these definitions. Partners in Health and Wholeness invites you to a resource workshop that explores the possibilities for a health and wellness ministry that embraces the concept of Shalom “wholeness”. Shalom is completeness, wellness, flourishing even, of mind, body, spirit. The Greek translation when Jesus says your faith has made you whole uses the word “sozo” which is translated “to save”.
Partners in Health and Wholeness
asks people of faith to consider the effort Jesus made to show that healing and saving were about the whole person—mind, body and spirit— both immediately and ultimately.
This resource workshop will present opportunities for considering health and wholeness through a lens of faith, in very practical ways. Presentations will include identifying health needs in our communities, developing community gardens from the ground up, building healthier food pantries, developing a health and wellness ministry, a health and wellness ministry as a part of a vital church, healthy aging and The Duke Endowment's support for faith, food and health initiatives.
We have a variety of speakers and presenters lined up that specifically address health priorities in the region: Kristen Richardson-Frick (The Duke Endowment), Kim Shockley (Church Vitality Strategist for the Catawba Valley District), Zack King (Catawba County Health Partners and Community Health Analyst), Holley Daghenhardt (Dietitian and Motivating Force Behind the Health and Wellness Ministry of FUMC Hickory), Cade Underwood (North Carolina Community Garden Partners), Sarah Evitt/Ayden Jones/Jeanne Dairaghi (NC Center for Health and Wellness and Area Agency on Aging for the Region), Kylie Foley (Rural Faith Community Fellow: Institute for Emerging Issues), Shannon Axtell Martin (Partners in Health and Wholeness).
First UMC Hickory 311 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601
May 05, 2017
8:00 am—2:30 pm
Online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phw-faith-health-and-food-resourceworskhop-ministry-in-place-tickets-33367157065
or contact Nicole Johnson, 828.767.0181, email@example.com
Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the NC Council of Churches funded by The Duke Endowment and Blue and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation .
Resources for Vital Congregations
Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor
GBHEM Leadership Resources
Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church
Englewood Book Review
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Ted Talks: The Golden Circle
Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability
Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability
Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians
Be A Disciple
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network
Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations
Living As United Methodist Christians
Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials
Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today
John Wesley Sermons: Anthology
Get Their Name
Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit
Canoeing the Mountains
Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People
Community: The Structure of Belonging
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
Institute for Emerging Issues
Congregations 4 Children
The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants
The Duke Endowment
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.