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Wellness Ministry

Consult these resources to help your congregation discern how it can support the health and wellbeing of its members.

Resources

6 Resources
web resource
Health and Wellness
This website, provided by the Union for Reform Judaism, offers helpful information and resources about a variety of health issues.
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Church Health Reader
The quarterly Church Health Reader recognizes the challenge of maintaining spiritual, emotional, physical and social well-being in a world of stress, violence, confusing value systems and social turmoil and offers practical, timely instruction and helpful options.
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
This organization offers free mental health courses, support programs, and resources for individuals and families. They also have interfaith resources for congregational leaders.
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What does it mean for a ministry to be trauma-informed?
This short article gives an overview of trauma-informed organizations and offers six key principles for ministries to adopt.
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Prickly Pear Collective
This faith-based, trauma-informed collective works at the intersections of community + church + therapy to provide healing experiences.
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EmPOWERED to Serve
This online platform by the American Heart Association reduces health disparities and supports local solutions to health justice issues, specifically with minorities and multicultural communities.

About the Contributor

Contributor
Kelly Minas

Kelly Minas designs and directs evaluation processes for grants, resource consulting, and educational programs at the Center for Congregations. She has degrees in American culture and contemporary sociology. 

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