HMN2100EN - Foundations of Congregational Health Ministry

Course description

This course will focus on the basics of planning, creating, and sustaining a health ministry practice based in a congregation or faith-based organization. Serving congregational health needs as well as community outreach will be included.

How this course benefits students

Participants interested in creating and growing health ministry must understand the basic precepts, requirements, and possible pitfalls when designing a ministry to encourage health & wellness.

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

Christ sent his disciples into the world to preach, teach, and heal. Health ministry fulfills the healing mandate.

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

Health ministry is customized the unique beliefs and practices of a congregation.

Practically minded

This course provides customizable tools and templates for planning and implementing a health ministry 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.