Carolina Black Clergy Webinar "Corona-Defense: How to Live a BOD4GOD Lifestyle"


Webinar Topic:  "Corona-Defense:  How to Live a BOD4GOD Lifestyle"  
Webinar Description:  
The 60-minute webinar will highlight the importance of "eating to live" and not "living to eat" during a pandemic.  This information will identify the direct correlation between what we eat and our current health/how we feel.  We will also learn that although exercise is only 20% of the equation, it is still a vital part of living a BOD4GOD lifestyle.
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 10am EST
Register here
Webinar ID:  974 3943 1704
Rochelle T. Parks is a wife of 26+ years, mother of three and retired active duty military officer with 20+ years of experience in the health and wellness industry.  Outside of her role as wife and mother, she spends a great deal of her time transforming lives through health coaching, facilitating biblical weight loss and nutrition classes at her church and impacting others through virtual personal training.  Some of her noted health coaching clients include Dr. Eric Thomas, critically acclaimed author, world-renowned speaker and pastor.  Rochelle is a certified health coach and personal trainer with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), respectively.

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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


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