Health Ministry Activities

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This page provides a list of possible health ministry activities.

Health Educator
Coordinator of Volunteers
Personal Health Counselor and Home Health Minister
Health Monitoring and Screening
Health Resource and Referral Agent

Health Educator

  • Dental Health
  • Wellness Weekend—Health Fair
  • Update Your First Aid Kit
  • Wellness for Youth
  • Sexuality/Sex Education Classes
  • Healthy and Bible Study
  • Sabbath Keeping Seminar
  • Lifestyle Change Class
  • Health Refreshments for Meetings
  • Time Management Workshop
  • Chemical Health Series
  • Good Touch/Bad Touch Class
  • Prayer, Stress and Healing Class
  • Meditation Relaxation Education
  • Prayer and Medication
  • Women’s Wholeness Health & Spirituality
  • Stress Management Classes
  • Parenting Classes
  • Chemical Dependency Series
  • Retirement Planning Seminar
  • How to Ask Your Doctor
  • CPR Class
  • Planning Your Own Funeral
  • Health and Safety
  • Drugs Intervention Class
  • Death, Grief and Loss
  • Baby-sitting Training Class
  • Good Nutrition Class
  • Homeless and The Church
  • Mental Health and Depression Class
  • Lifestyle Wellness Class
  • Free To Be Thin Class
  • Conflict Management Sessions
  • Cancer Treatment Class
  • Living with PMS
  • Violence in the Home Class
  • Gifts of the Spirit Workshop
  • Healthy Heart Class
  • Corporate Wellness
  • A Spiritual Christmas Workshop
  • Yoga Classes
  • Men’s Wholeness, Health & Spirituality
  • Bioethics Seminar
  • Eating Disorders Class
  • Seminar on Aging
  • Living Will/Durable Power of Attorney
  • Child/Sexual Abuse Education
  • Living with Alzheimer’s Class

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Coordinator of Volunteers

  • Cards/Calls of Concern
  • Widow’s Support Group
  • Care Givers Support Group
  • Phone Ministry Follow-up
  • Stop Smoking Clinic
  • Parents Anonymous Group
  • Respite Care Training
  • Stephen Ministry Training
  • Hospital/Nursing Home/Visitation Training
  • Prayer Chain Training
  • AIDS Support Group
  • Senior Fellowship Meal/Day
  • Member Referral Network
  • Coordinate Transportation Pool
  • Teen Support Group
  • Training for Greeters
  • Adopt-a-Grandparent
  • Arthritis Support Group
  • Spiritual Support Group
  • Unemployed Support Group
  • Mothers-Day-Out
  • Weight Loss Support Group
  • Parents of Teens Support Group
  • Caring Community Training
  • Children’s Ministry to/with Elderly
  • Single Parent Support Group
  • Retreat for Elderly
  • Mental Health Support Group
  • Divorce Support Group

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Personal Health Counselor and Home Health Minister

  • Home Visits
  • Pre and Post Hospital Visits
  • Nursing Home Visits
  • Expectant & New Mother Visits
  • Dysfunctional Family Visits
  • Teenage Mother Visits
  • Ministry to Pastors & Staff
  • Volunteer Network for Home Care
  • Advocate for Nursing Home Patients
  • Case Conferences with Pastoral Staff
  • Personal Prayer Requests
  • Building Accessibility
  • Sermon, Mediation, Homily
  • Expand Prayers of the Church
  • Services of Prayer and Healing
  • Worship/Devotions in Nursing Homes
  • Staff Education: Consultation & Listening
  • Church as Non-Smoking Facility
  • Fire/Smoke Alarm Check—Church & Homes

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Health Monitoring and Screening

  • Blood and Organ Donation
  • Personal Health Assessments
  • Health Standards for Day Care
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Confronting Child and Family Abuse
  • Low-Impact Aerobics
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Well-Adult Screening Clinic
  • Living with Chronic Illness Group

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Health Resource and Referral Agent

  • Life-Line Emergency Phone Systems
  • Medical Service for Uninsured
  • Transitions from Home to Care Facility
  • Community Health Educator & Liaison
  • Personal/Family Crisis Intervention
  • Ministry to the Homeless
  • Resource for People of Special Need
  • Case Management

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The content on this page was reprinted with permission from Health Ministry in the Local Congregation: An Introduction and Opportunity by The Rev. Dn. Stephanie L. Ulrich, RN, SD

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