A clear mission guided Jesus’ life. He declared, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10, NIV). In fulfilling His mission, Jesus spent more time healing than He did teaching and preaching.
Seventh-day Adventists believe in following Jesus’ example of ministering to the whole person. We believe that the Gospel includes good news in the physical, social, and mental, as well as the spiritual dimensions of life. Health ministry, or health evangelism, means sharing the good news that Jesus wants to give each person health, healing and wholeness in every dimension of life. Health ministry offers the power of Jesus and His Word to heal human sickness.
This complete manual will help you discover how your church can become a center for health, healing and wholeness in the community. Although many secular organizations offer smoking cessation clinics, cooking schools and other life-changing programs, none of them offer the life-changing power found in Jesus Christ—the only Healer and Savior of body and soul.
With contributions from more than 150 health professionals, the chapters in this book include:
- Help for the New Health Ministries Leader
- Creating a Vibrant Health Ministry
- Step-by-Step Health Evangelism
- Health Ministries Resources
- Parish/Faith Community Nursing
North America is our mission field. Men and women, infants to seniors, are not healthy but sick, overweight, addicted and confused. As Seventh-day Adventists, we have had our health message since 1863. Now is the time to accept the challenge to get “health reform” to the masses—quickly and urgently.
Paperback. 112 pages. Copyright 2012.