Health, Healing and Wholeness: Engaging Congregations in Ministries of Health

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by Mary Chase-Ziolek

Health, Healing, and Wholeness is a unique resource that helps to engage congregations in health care ministries. It emphasizes the importance of understanding congregational culture when developing faith and health partnerships as well as recognizing the potential of health ministries to promote community health and integration of community development concepts. Additionally, the book demonstrates how to enhance congregational participation through integrating concepts of assets based community development into health ministries and how to utilize a community focused approach to health ministry that reaches beyond the walls of the church. The appendices provide several practical health ministry tools including a congregational assessment guide.