Pursuing a God Who Beckons

Pilgrimage toward a whole spiritual relationship

by Karen L. Klein

The Nature of Care

Claiming the church’s voice in the culture of caregiving

Keeping Company at the End-of-Life

Ten ways to care for your loved one and yourself.

by Tracy Hilts

Sharing the End-of-Life Sojourn

A profound call on body and spirit

by Tracy Hilts

Five Ways Congregations Can Support Caregivers

Crisis Mode Calling

Receiving care with grace and gratitude

by Gwen Ellis

The Gift of Spiritual Direction

Listening well, digging deep, and letting go

by Mary Chase-Ziolek

Learning to Throw a Spiritual Practice Punch

Engaging our whole selves to become whole and healthy

by Tara Owens

At Play in God’s Creation: Q&A with Tara Owens

Dancing Away Depression

Liturgical dance as spiritual practice holds out healing hope

by Sarita Wilson

Seeing Healing

Q&A with Lenny Foster

by Stacy Smith

Putting Out the Welcome Mat

The spiritual practice of generosity, hospitality and belonging

by Evelyn Bence

Why Health Ministry?

Good news through a whole-life lens

by Scott Morris

Vaccines….. Adults Need Them, Too!


Stuffed Apples

A healthy and flavorful treat

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Perk Up Your Church Coffee Hour

A few ways to introduce healthier options

by Deborah Patterson

Take Changes in Stride

6 Tips for Healthy Transitions

Real-Life Movement

7 Tips for Including Movement in the Way You Live

Website 101 for Your Church

Shining a Light on Sunscreen

Stranger in Our Midst

Reflecting on cultural differences

by Scott Morris

Health Ministry Tips to Jumpstart Your Congregation to Better Health

How to eat like a toddler

by Sheila Harrell

Taking Care with Dementia

Five How-to Tips for Visiting a Person with Dementia

by Susan Martins Miller

First Place, First Step

Bible studies to feed body and spirit

by Vicki Heath

One-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Yearning for Healing

From a single child to millions of refugees, the church yearns to welcome.

by Scott Morris

Welcoming the Stranger

5 Ways to Help a Refugee Ministry

Empowering the Church to Fight Joblessness

Jobs for Life connects people with the dignity of work

Get Your Churches Going!

A Conference Update from Healthy Churches 20/20

Editor’s Note

by Stacy Smith

Living in Doubt, Living in Faith

Searching for God in the midst of suffering and pain

by Scott Morris

There is No Them

Our gifts, our wounds, and our disabilities

by Susan Palwick

One Plantation, Two Sets of Eyes

Two pilgrims reflect on their experience of Durham’s Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope, specifically on the visit to the Stagville Plantation.


Guacamole Dip

A healthy snack for your church meeting

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

A Journey with Our City, Ourselves, and Our God

A pilgrimage of pain and hope

by Reynolds Chapman

An Internist’s Life Calling to Addiction Work

Q&A with Dr. Anderson Spickard, Jr.


The C Word

A review of a new film on the body’s natural defenses against cancer

reviewed by Lauren Hales

Partnering Police and Pastors

Memphis Police Department’s Clergy Police Academy

by Stacy Smith

Beat the Heat this Summer

Health ministry flyer

Hope for Caregivers

Find daily moments of refreshment with Henri J. M. Nouwen

Editor’s Note

by Rachel Davis

The Day No One Spoke Up

Applying love when injustice shows up

by Barbara L. Roose

Justice and Care

Two sides of the ethical coin

by Kendra G. Hotz

Reversing the Roles

Little daughters, grown-up decisions, and saying good-bye

by Susan Palwick

There Are No Free Teddy Bears

Be someone who doesn't let that happen

by Scott Morris

Like a Little Child

Humbly reaching for God’s hand

by Lizzy Cook

Community Cares

Q & A with Shane Stanford

by Shane Stanford

Model for Healthy Living Bible Study Suggestions

6 Tips for Healthy Transitions

Fair Trade Food and Goods

Food choices for community well-being


Healthy Responses to Spiritual Trauma

A review of Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma by Teresa B. Pasquale

The Downward Spiral of Payday Loans

What your church can do to help

Too Tired to Care

Recovery from the wounds of personal care fatigue

by Shane Stanford

Veterans at Home

5 Questions with Dr. Dan Libby

by Lauren Hales

Prayers for medical procedures