Health Ministries are an expression and extension of the healing ministry of Jesus. The stewardship of health is an act of praise and appreciation. Healthful living is a practical way to express appreciation for life, while being an example to the community of the blessings of a healthy life.
Ministry of Healing by Ellen White is a guide to the Adventist lifestyle. Participating in health outreach projects in the community promotes good health and clean living in the context of service. The advantages of this lifestyle are presented, not in a boastful manner, but in a desire to bless others.
Those who experience this health advantage will desire to share it with others. Magazines on health are published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide advice on healthful living within a spiritual context. Community outreach services include cooking schools, diabetes education classes, stress control programs, stop smoking programs, etc. These programs help make friends and create relationships in the community that the church would not otherwise reach. Materials for health ministry programs are at www.healthministries.com.