Health as Wholeness
To enable people to answer Jesus' call to healing ministries that invite all persons into wholeness and holiness of body, mind and spirit. Building on our Wesleyan roots, the Western Pennsylvania Conference Health as Wholeness Team serves clergy, congregations, and communities by providing professional resources, trainings and incentives with integrity and grace. We will offer connections and collaborative space that encourage and affirm healthy living and holistic ministry.
Our vision is healthy clergy, congregations and communities.
Programs and Resources
The team offers information and support for pastors and congregations to build congregational and community health ministries. In addition, programs and resources are available to support clergy and families.
Five dimensions of health
Regular physical activity, appropriate nutrition, maintaining a healthy weight, accountability to healthcare practices including preventive screenings and treatments, and managing chronic conditions.
The ability to manage feelings and related behaviors, cope effectively with stress, adapt to change, and care for one’s mental health.
Creating and maintaining healthy, supportive relationships with family,friends and peers.
Forming and nurturing spiritual relationships (i.e. participation in a covenant group) and practicing disciplines such as prayer, bible study, meditation and worship.
Attitudes regarding money, commitment to setting monetary goals for future needs, developing sound financial habits, and effectively using tools to manage financial resources.
Contact the Health as Wholeness Team at HealthTeam@wpaumc.org or leave a message at 724-776-2300 x263
- Camping and Retreat Ministries
- Clergy Excellence
- Conference Committee Chairs
- Confirmation Class Gatherings
- Connectional Leadership Table
- Disability Concerns
- Diversity Development
- Health as Wholeness
- Lay Servant Ministries
- Poverty Team
- Retirement Communities
- United Methodist Women
- Week of Prayer
- Young Adults
- Youth Ministry