Spirituality and Health
We are designed by God. He made us in a way that all our body systems work together in unimaginable and intricate ways. Our soul, spirit, mind and body are all connected and work together perfectly according to His design. Because we are designed by God, when we live according to His principles as outlined in the Bible, our life will be fuller and we are more likely to experience a life of peace, joy and hope. This will create an environment that favors good health.
Health ministry in a local congregation is an intentional ministry focusing on both healing and health.
There is a significant need for the church to address health issues. The current health care system in the United States doesn’t focus on health; it is primarily disease oriented. Too often it isn’t a cohesive, holistic system; it’s fragmented and enormously expensive. The church, on the other hand, is in the business of healing, of making whole, and of doing it in community. The local congregation is a place where health professionals and lay people can work together to keep people well, to empower and educate, to advocate for health and to care for people in need.
Health ministry is a living witness of the healing activity of God through the local congregation, encouraging whole-person health through:
- integration of body, mind and spirit
- increased self-knowledge
- personal responsibility
- interdependence among God’s people