The Center for Health focuses on improving five dimensions of well-being—physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial—for clergy and lay workers of The United Methodist Church (UMC) and their families. The Center for Health is unique—its multi-dimensional health and wellness focus is specific to the UMC population, its needs, structure and processes.
Offerings include: health and welfare plans, an interactive website, denominational wellness programs, health trends and research, educational opportunities, and the United Methodist Church Health Ministry Network (UMCHMN).
Stories lifting up wellness successes for United Methodist clergy, lay workers, and organizations on their quest to improve health and well-being.
Deskercise videos and stretch break videos.
We help you do a little better every day, with resources that support each of the five dimensions of well-being. The Center for Health Well-Being Team provides you programs and resources that improve your overall well-being.
The Center for Health Newsletter supports your path to well-being with useful personal wellness information. Also included are printable wellness bulletins for you to share with your congregation or other group.
Educational resources on topics such as prediabetes to help you and those you care about achieve the best possible well-being. Find handouts, FAQs, e-mail communication pieces and more that you can print and share with your congregations or other groups. Look for additional topics coming soon!
The Center for Health offers support to UMC entities hosting events promoting health and well-being for clergy, lay workers and their families. Several recorded webinars conducted in collaboration with other UMC agencies are also available for viewing.
Resources for fostering healthy churches and congregations, including resources for developing health ministries and parish nursing.
For additional information about the Center for Health please read our brochure.
Our website, programs and offerings are constantly evolving. Let us know what works, what does not and what new content you would like to see on this site at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your feedback and continued support of denomination-wide clergy and lay worker health.