Congregational Health Ministries
Local churches can help address the need for more appropriate and accessible health care services. More importantly, the church can bring a holistic perspective to a community's understanding of health: One that integrates body, mind, and spirit in congregations and communities, promoting prevention and wellness.
The church, therefore, is a strategic place where all elements of health and healing can be discussed. Here people can learn, be nurtured, and be enabled to assume responsibility for their own health.
MissionCast 78 Health Ministries at Pathways UMC
Julie Taylor serves as the community faith nurse (sometimes called parish nurse) at Pathways UMC in Springfield, MO. MissionCast had an opportunity to sit down with Julie to learn about what she does and the purpose of Congregational Health Ministries. This is the first of a two-part MissionCast to introduce you to Julie and this growing ministry in the Missouri Conference and the UMC at large.
- MissionCast 78 video
Julie Taylor profile
The UMC.org website featured parish nurse Julie Taylor, who helps interpret the relationship between faith and health.
Congregational Health information from the United Methodist Committee on Relief website.
For more information about health ministries, please e-mail Julie Taylor.
Community Faith Nurse