Southeastern is starting a health ministry! So what does a health ministry do, anyway? A health ministry provides health promoting services that enhance the well-being of our congregation and people in our community through improving understanding of the mind, body, spirit connection. Our ultimate goal is to help members improve their physical health so we can use our bodies to serve God.
What are we doing first? The first initiative of the health ministry was to purchase an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). AED’s are used when someone collapses and their heart stops the flow of blood to their brain. The treatment for this “cardiac arrest” is defibrillation. Early defibrillation can mean the difference between life and death. Our hope is that we will never need to use this equipment, but we have it if we need it! Our new AED is located in the foyer. If you are interested in learning more about how to use this equipment contact Lisa Fleetwood or Jim Brantly.
So what’s next? That depends on you! The health ministry is looking for volunteers to use their health knowledge to help others. Are you a medical professional who would not mind sharing tips, reviewing medications, teaching a seminar, or organizing a fitness group? We need you! Are you a personal trainer, coach or educator who has a passion for bringing out the best in others? We need you! Are you an avid health enthusiast who is willing to encourage and motivate? We need you!
So how do I “sign up?” The first step is creating a database that outlines our strengths as a church body. This database will be used to determine initiatives in the future. Most correspondence will be done by email so there is no fear of committing to a time intensive ministry. If interested, please email Lisa Fleetwood at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your strengths and skills, contact information, and ideas for service. If you are willing to serve on a health ministry committee that will periodically meet to discuss service and outreach for our church body, include that as well.
Questions? Contact Lisa Fleetwood or Jim Brantly.