Building a Healthy Church Resource Ideas
American Journal of Preventative Medicine tells us that 50% of our population will be obese in a few years. Many of our church members are too sick to serve. Here are resources to help foster wellness in your church in the areas of faith, food, and fitness.
There are several Bible studies focusing on the physical and spiritual connection. We have used this one successfully in our church.
- Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst
- Made to Crave Book
- Made to Crave Devotional
- Made to Crave DVD
- Made to Crave Participants Guide
- Made to Crave Action Plan: 6-session DVD Series & Participants Guide
- Overcoming Overeating: It's Not What You Eat, It's What's Eating You! By Lisa Morrone
- Get Healthy for Heaven's Sake by Lisa Morrone
- Daniel Plan - www.danielplan.com
- First Place 4 Health - www.firstplace4health.com
Here are some healthy food options for your next potluck, small group, Bible study, meeting or event:
- Bananas (half)
- Apple slices
- Whole-wheat bagels
- Bran muffins
- Turkey bacon
- Lean meats
- Vegetable tray
Try this Free food journal at www.SparkPeople.com.
Here are few plans to help incorporate fitness programs into your church's activities.
- My Run Keeper
- Spark People
- Fast Food
- Food on the Table
For further information on obesity:
Obesity Rates by State
Obesity and Christianity
Obesity in the church
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Michelle Edwards is passionate about helping women because she experienced the pain of being addicted to food to fill needs only God can fill completely. Michelle launched Metamorphosis Wellness Coaching to help women transform their lives from the inside out in the areas of faith, food and fitness. Visit www.mmwellnesscoaching.com to find a safe place to share, resources to educate, and a path to the abundant life Christ promised. Michelle and her husband, Joe, raise their two daughters in Lancaster, Ohio.
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