The Health Ministries Association (HMA) (n.d.) defines a health ministry as the "many ministries of a faith community that promote wholistic health." A Health Ministry is a group of health professionals and volunteers from the congregation using the tenets of faith-based beliefs and spirituality to promote member and congregational health. The Health Ministry Coordinator can be a Parish Nurse, Faith Community Nurse, minister, or health advocate. The number of members and activities of a Health Ministry are dependent upon the size and interest of the congregation.
Many faith organizations or agencies have developed guidelines for the development and operation of a Health Ministry. Therefore,
when starting a Health Ministry in your congregation, it is important to determine if pertinent recommendations are available.
- Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi -- 10 Steps to beginning a health ministry
- Health Ministries Association-- Health Ministry is considered as one of the 4 Constituency Groups
- Ministry Matters -- Health, wellness, and shalom.
- United Methodist Church -- UMC Health Ministry Network
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Health Ministries Association. (n.d.). What is health ministry? Retrieved from https://hmassoc.org/about-us/what-we-do
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