Formed in 2000, the Health Ministry Program currently works with 35 congregations in communities served by Fisher-Titus.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
Health Ministry Mission Statement
To enable, encourage and support the formation of a health and wellness ministry by working collaboratively with congregations in communities served by Fisher-Titus Medical Center, while respecting the uniqueness and needs of each congregation or faith community.
Bringing health and wellness to your congregation
Health Ministry can be approached in a variety of ways depending on a congregation's needs.
A Health Ministry program might be...
- An interested member or pastor who requests that health and wellness programs be brought into the church.
- A Health Ministry Committee whose members are interested in bringing health and wellness into the congregation. They do so by planning activities with the guidance of our Health Ministry Coordinator.
- A health care professional within the congregation (preferably a registered nurse) who volunteers to address health and wellness issues through non-invasive screenings, education and referrals.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center will assist congregations in the following ways:
- Serve as a resource on health and well-being matters for congregations of all denominations in the community. There is no cost to participating churches.
- Consultation and help in forming a Health Ministry.
- Resource materials and program ideas.
- Networking with other health ministries in the community.
- Lending library of information.
- Periodic health ministry newsletter.
- Help to identify and contact health resources and agencies.
- Continuing-health-education offerings.
- Provide some health screenings.
Examples of typical Health Ministry projects:
- Conduct non-invasive health screenings.
- Visit the sick.
- Connect church members with health resources.
- Teach congregation members good health practices.
- Conduct hospital visits.
- Act as referral agents.
Benefits to Congregation:
- A visible example of the integration of body, mind and spirit.
- Enhanced vitality of congregational life.
- A more caring community.
- A holistic approach to helping the community of God's people.
- Improved access to shared church and community resources.
- Congregation members empowered to assume a proactive stance in promoting healthy lifestyles.
For more information contact Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Health Ministry Coordinator 419-668-8101 or 800-589-FTMC ext. 6467