The Health and Wellness Ministry in the African American Church

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Xulon Press, 2004 - Religion - 148 pages
Edwin H. Hamilton, M.D., D.Min., writes this provocative book introducing and establishing throughout the Black Church a program of Preventive Health Education through a Health and Wellness Ministry. Riggins R. Earl, Jr., Ph.D., noted theologian/philosopher, writes an insightful introduction based on Booker T. Washington?s teachings.The prevailing spiritual thought embodies I Corinthians 6:19: ?Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit??A three-part Model-in-Ministry design comprises the Minister of Health and Wellness?Preventive Health Education and Community Health Outreach. These are explained for Health Ministers and laity alike. The ministry?s theological foundation is presented succinctly. The planning of the Ministry and The Community Health Fair is clearly explained. The summary and conclusions give precise points regarding the ministry. Empowering course outlines for the Health and Wellness Ministry give concise pathways for any church to use for Health Ministry establishment. A chapter on Water and two of the author?s sermons from the Hampton University Ministers? Conference are included in this new edition.
 

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Contents

The Theoretical Foundation for the Health and Wellness Ministry
33
QuestionnaireAnswers
45
The Model in Ministry Design
51
Planning the Health and Wellness Ministry
55
Water
73
Planning the Community Health Fair
75
Summary and Conclusions
83
Course Outlines for the Health and Wellness Ministry
87
Two Sermons
109
Is There a Doctor in the House?
121
Glossary
133
Bibliography
135
Health and Wellness Ministry Exhibits
140
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