Our conference is committed to the health and wellness of our clergy as well as our lay constituents. One of the key findings of the FACT (Financial Advisory Consulting Team) Report is "Creating a Culture of Healthy Clergy Leadership".
Stepping into a healthier future together:
As God’s called children, we are offered the most important commandment from Jesus, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength… and love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:30-31). To live out this call and obey the commandment, we must make a sincere inventory of our lives: mind, body and spirit. From the beginning God taught us in Genesis that we are both body and spirit. We often separate the two, which God meant to be together. If we are not taking care of all aspects of our health, then we cannot truly serve God to our full potential. God loves us completely and cares about all aspects of our lives. When one part is out of balance, it impacts the rest of our lives. Read more
What we're doing to help:
One step toward us becoming a healthier conference is a program that was launched on April 1, 2014. Active clergy and others on the Conference health insurance plan have already begun receiving more information on an initiative called Virgin Pulse. Virgin Pulse is a denomination-sponsored walking and fitness tracking program that encourages a more active lifestyle, leading to improved health. Click here to learn more