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Programs for Step 1 - the Opening Wedge - Using the Right Arm of the gospel.

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Public Health Evangelsim Seminar Ideas

There are no shortage of programs out there on using health as an outreach ministries. Listed below are some great programs your church can use. Keep in mind these programs are door-openers or seed planters - They are the "right arm" of the gospel. I hope your church is not an amputee. Consider how valuable your right arm is (provided you are right handed) and how effective you would be without it.

I highly encourage you to read the Ministry of Healing - Free here. NOTE what God puts the emphasis on in regards to health? THE MIND. I highly encourage you to be sure any health outreach you do includes this very important aspect of health. Diet is only a small portion of the health message and even diet is about keeping the mind clear and the body ready for service. The motivation is to use the temple of the Holy Spirit in service. Dr. Neil Nedley's Depression Recovery Program is one of the most comprehensive and well balanced programs for ALL health. I highly recommend it if you can only do one program!!

"We have come to a time when every member of the church should take hold of medical missionary work... The work of health reform is the Lord's means for lessening suffering in our world and for purifying His church. Teach the people that they can act as God's helping hand, by co-operating with the Master Worker in restoring physical and spiritual health. This work bears the signature of Heaven, and will open doors for the entrance of other precious truths. There is room for all to labor who will take hold of this work intelligently." {CS 135}

To compliment any health outreach you will need to add friendship evangelism and a transitional program to bridge the gap between body and mind (Depression Recovery Program has a natural transition and we've been able to start a Daniel Bible study right after holding this program). Programs for the unchurched. Programs for those who are already Christians.

Do you want to be a Health Educator? FOR MORE health training programs and resources - click here

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For posters, flyers, banners, signs, bulletin inserts, and much more for any of these programs - www.HigherPathProductions.com low cost graphic design and printing (we have printed materials for many churches, for many programs).

 

TIME:Varies - little or lots you choosehealth evangelism MANPOWER: Individual or Group

Church COST: $0 to $Lowspacer Participant COST: $ spacerDIFFICULTY:Easy

Weimar's NEWSTART® Lifestyle Club - The NEWSTART® Lifestyle Club is helping churches offer an abundance of free resources for web browsers seeking credible, scientifically based health information along with a physician directory, wellness tips and tools, deals, and more. In addition, churches can advertise their local seminars and bridge events online and connect with club members in their own communities. They also offer other online resources for your church where you can refer people you meet to. NO WORK on your part!!! For promotional cards you can use to hand out - click here.

 

TIME:8 weeks (but can adapt)health evangelism MANPOWER: Individual or Group

Church COST: $0 to $Lowspacer Participant COST: $ spacerDIFFICULTY:Easy

Outpost Ministry Seminar's - FREE to download and look over I highly encourage you to have a look. This PP basied seminar on health is a low cost easy was to get starting sharing the health message. All materials you need are included in the zip folder download. Click Here to sign up and download the files.

 

TIME:Varies health evangelismMANPOWER: Individual or Group

Church COST:$$spacer Participant COST: $$$ spacerDIFFICULTY:Moderate

Weimar's NEWSTART Global - This program has several options and features. They offer in house training for in depth medical missionaries or health educators.

 

TIME:2 months - weekly health evangelismMANPOWER: Small Group

Church COST:$$spacer Participant COST: $$$ spacerDIFFICULTY:Moderate

Depression Recovery Program - Major depression is the most common mood disorder worldwide. It is the number one reason people miss work or school. It knows no cultural, social or economic barriers and is largely misunderstood. Dr. Nedley has researched the epidemic of depression sweeping society. He has discovered that one in three patients seeking medical help is plagued by depression. Through his ongoing study of the latest scientific research related to diseases of the mind, combined with years of clinical experience, Dr. Nedley committed himself to finding the root causes of depression rather than just anesthetizing the symptoms with medication. In the Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program, Dr. Nedley helps participants develop an insightful and in-depth comprehension of their body’s physical, mental and spiritual functions. This program can also work as a "moving to the spiritual for the unchurched" program.

 

TIME:Varies health evangelismMANPOWER: Individual

Church COST:$spacer Participant COST: $ spacerDIFFICULTY: Easy

Vegan Vegetarian Cooking School - put on cooking schools without the work. Use these DVD's along with the Sharing Guide for CHIP alumni or as a separate program or a DVD ministry. Get recipes and videos here: VeganVegetarianCookingSchool.com

 

TIME:3 months - weekly + health evangelismMANPOWER: Small to Large Group

Church COST:$$spacer Participant COST: $$ spacerDIFFICULTY: Extensive

CHIP or Complete Health Improvement Program formerly Coronary Health Improvement Project - is a relatively affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight. This is done by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease. Throughout the program, participants are guided through the various stages of lifestyle change, helping to show them the benefits of an optimal lifestyle and giving them the tools to maintain positive lifestyle change. The group setting provides a supportive environment to help reinforce positive lifestyle behaviours and build lasting friendships. At various points throughout the program, participants take part in blood draws and health risk assessments, helping to track their progress throughout and guide them on their own unique journey. THIS IS A VERY effective health program and well worth the investment of time!

 

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