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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.
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!
Health Ministry in the Local Congregation
Health Ministry in the Local Congregation

While not a "how-to" manual, this e-book presents accurate information about health ministry, with a focus on congregations and their leadership. Previously published in book form with a red cover, this edition has been updated by the author. We are extremely grateful to Stephanie Ulrich for her work in health ministry and her continued support of NEHM.

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.

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?
Eucharistic Practice and the Risk of Infection
Eucharistic Practice and the Risk of Infection
A two page overview of the risks of infection in church practices prepared by the Anglican Church of Canada.
Sample Health Ministry Brochure
Sample Health Ministry Brochure
Debbie Ventura, Diocesan Liaison in the Diocese of West Virginia, was kind enough to share this sample of their health ministry brochure. We hope it inspires ideas for your own promotion of health ministry!
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.
Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries: Faith Community Tools
Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries: Faith Community Tools

Faith Community Tools and Congregational Resources from Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries. Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries (NPNM), an interfaith, non-profit agency, initiates, develops and supports faith community nursing / health ministries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Membership is open to anyone interested in advancing wellness and wholeness within communities of faith.

Opening The Door Wider: Who Is Missing From Your Pews?
Opening The Door Wider: Who Is Missing From Your Pews?

This brochure touches on three groups of individuals missing from many places of worship: Aging, Those with Temporary Disabilities, and those who are Disabled. It gives insight to external reasons why these groups are not participating and then looks at internal, or things we are doing that are not warm and welcoming. This resource is a gift from the Diocese of Oklahoma.