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2009 Resolution AO77: Episcopal Health Ministries
2009 Resolution AO77: Episcopal Health Ministries
Resolution AO77 urges congregations to explore and implement health ministry by 2012 and to raise awareness of health ministries and promote the understanding that health includes body, mind and spirit. This download provides the full resolution and explanation passed by General Convention. This can be an excellent starting point for approaching a rector or vestry with the concept of health ministry.
Health and Wellness Fair Planning Guide
Health and Wellness Fair Planning Guide
Health & wellness fairs are a cost-effective way of providing valuable health information and screening services for many people at a single event. Successful health & wellness fairs require a good amount of planning, commitment, and dedication. We hope you will recognize the valuable benefits of planning a health and wellness fair and that you will begin to coordinate your event soon.
Living Compass
Living Compass

The Living Compass program is based on the belief that each of us could know what we need to do to become more whole if we would only take time to listen to God’s quiet whisper of a voice within us. It is also based on the belief that we cannot be whole by ourselves: this journey towards wellness will require the support and care of others as well.

Why would a Rector want a Health Ministry?
Why would a Rector want a Health Ministry?

Hear from real clergy about the impact of health ministry on their lives and the lives of others in these answers to the title question.

Guidelines for Healthy Meetings
Guidelines for Healthy Meetings
Addressing healthier ways to work is becoming a standard for more and more employers. This set of guidelines for healthy meetings will help you serve as a role model for your employees.
Health Ministry FAQ
Health Ministry FAQ
  1. Why should a congregation consider health ministry?
  2. What is the theological grounding for health ministry?
  3. How does health ministry relate to spiritual healing?
  4. How does health ministry differ from good pastoral care?
  5. What is parish nursing?
  6. What are the roles of a parish nurse?
  7. What is the difference between parish nursing and health ministry?
  8. Specifically, what does a parish nurse do?
  9. What is a typical day for a parish nurse?
  10. How do you know whether a church is ready for health ministries?
Starting a Walking Program
Starting a Walking Program
This step by step manual helps you create a 5K walking program. This manual has been designed to get people more physically active and ultimately improve their health.
Starting a Wellness Committee
Starting a Wellness Committee
Wellness at work programs have been shown to decrease healthcare costs, reduce absenteeism, and improve morale and productivity. Wellness committees can provide the structure you need to put certain programs into action, monitor the activity, and report the results. This guide will show you how!
NEHM Blessings
NEHM Blessings
We printed prayer cards for everyone to pray on their own at meal times. We share them here in case they are useful to you.
Standing Commission on Health 2009 Blue Book Report
Standing Commission on Health 2009 Blue Book Report
This document is the Standing Commission on Health's Report to the 2009 General Convention. It includes a summary of triennial activities and proposed resolutions.