Healthy Living for Stronger Faith

Connect to God with Your Whole Self

Fall 2018 Health Ministry Connections

How to Use This Issue in Your Congregation

The Model for Healthy Living for Clergy

Self-assessment, Reflection, and Goals

Save That Recipe

Rescue unhealthy family favorites with simple ingredient switches

Emotional Health & Congregations

Reflections on Relating to God With Our Bodies

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit

Prayers for Wholeness

Welcoming the Stranger as Friend

Tips to begin with common interests

Sharing Meals, Sharing Health

Sanctuaries for Mental Health


Created by Glory for Glory

Q&A with David H. Kim

by Susan Martins Miller

Congregations Move Where You Are

Church & Health in Partnership

Speaking the language of trust for better health relationships

Planning a Healing Service in Your Congregation

No Man is an Island

A foundation of togetherness

by Matthew Patrick

Yelling at God

The gifts of rest and peace

by Tracy Hilts

Breaking Bread and Meeting God

Shopping, preparing and the fellowship of food

by Audrey Hindes

One Faith, One Body

Members of one another

by Marilyn McEntyre

Jumpstart Your Journey Toward a Balanced Life

Model for Healthy Living Introduction with Reflections

The Model for Healthy Living

A strategy for whole-person care

by Scott Morris

Bible Study Suggestions

Model for Healthy Living

7 Spiritual Practices

Learning to Throw a Spiritual Practice Punch

Engaging our whole selves to become whole and healthy

by Tara Owens

Nature-Centered Learning

Faith-based nature preschools

by Mary Boland

A Place To Call Home

An organization in Dallas seeks to provide a safe space for homeless youth

by Hannah Walter

Everyday Ergonomics

Staying happy and healthy at work

by Mary Boland

Finding Room For A Furry Friend

The benefits of including pets in patient care

by Mary Boland

Responding To Trauma Triggers

What they are and how you can help

by Melanie Ferguson

Paying It Forward

New kitchen models are changing the way we pay

by Mary Boland

Home On The Road

Congregations open their doors to long-distance cyclists

by Mary Boland

Trauma’s Trail of Tears

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

by Mary Boland

Trauma and the Model for Healthy Living

by Andrea Blanch

What is Integrated Health?

by Daniel Deffenbaugh

Color Me Calm

Using Adult Coloring Books as a Relaxation Technique

A Garden Hospital

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Yishun, Singapore

by Mary Boland

5 Ways to Make Your Church More Bike-Friendly

by Church Health Reader Editors

Wheels of Wellness

Exploring faith-based healthy living models in Living Compass, the Model for Healthy Living, and the Lutheran Wholeness Wheel

by Susan Martins Miller

Get Going!

Trinity Lutheran Church in Monument, CO

by Church Health Reader Editors

Introducing the Model for Healthy Living to your Church

Q&A with Stacy Smith and Laura Todd

by John Shorb

Surveying Bodies and Spirits

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Spring, CO

by Church Health Reader Editors

Prayer Shawls Wrap a Community in Comfort

The Church of St. Denis in Hopewell Junction, NY

by Church Health Reader Editors

Church Meals Lead the Way

First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Seattle, WA

by Church Health Reader Editors

Connection through Caring

Bethleham Lutheran Church in St. Charles, IL

by Church Health Reader Editors

Job Skills for a Fresh Start

Old St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Philadelphia, PA

by Church Health Reader Editors

Health Promotors Lead Congregations into Healing

Congregational Health Promoters in Memphis, TN

by Church Health Reader Editors