HMN5220EN - Intersection of Faith and Health

Course description

This course will explore the many facets of faith and health looking for intersections and how both faith and concepts of health impact individuals and congregations. The participant will explore in depth personal perspectives of faith and health. Additionally, the participant will focus on how the intersection of faith and health impacts healthcare practices in their congregation and community.

How this course benefits students

The relationship of faith and health is often overlooked even though they directly impact outcomes.

Why this course is important

Health and wellness are gifts from God. Christ’s mandate to heal includes the many aspects of holistic health and wellness included in the concept of health ministry.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Health Ministry
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course is based on a biblical worldview and includes scripture references and story.

Missionally driven

Faith and health impact the quality of life and worship practices.

Contextually informed

This course is based on the core principles, information and resources of the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing, the Health Ministries Association and other national and international organizations focusing on faith and health.

Interculturally focused

Faith and health beliefs vary and need to be understood if wellness is to be achieved.

Practically minded

This course provides ample opportunities for knowledge to be utilized in practice.

Experientially transformed

This course includes interactive activities that assist the participant to utilize the information in a way that blends their unique gifts and talents with the needs of the community to be served.