Faith Health Initiative
2013 Indiana Center for Parish Nursing conference
Church and health leaders coming together for "intentional care of the Spirit"
Who should attend? Health ministers, clergy, health care providers, parish nurses/FCN; church/health volunteers, caregivers and all those interested in whole person health. More information >>
Date: September 27, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 (includes lunch; CEU available for nurses for $10)
Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6050 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
Questions? Contact Sue Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-477-6150.
Faith Health Initiative (FHI) exists to support multi-denominational bodies of faith as they seek to promote wellness within their congregations. FHI provides health screenings, resources and educational support that will enhance a church’s existing health ministry. FHI also works with congregations that desire to develop a health ministry of their own through training and mentorship.
Faith Health Initiative actions are rooted in three basic premises:
- We are stewards of our bodies and are responsible for their care and keeping as a spiritual act of worship.
Romans 12: 1-2 (NIV), “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship.”
- Our body was miraculously created by God and has the innate ability to maintain health.
- The majority of chronic disease is caused by lifestyle choices and therefore may be prevented. (Source: CDC)
Faith Health Initiative serves bodies of faith by providing faith-based education and services that promote holistic wellness.