Health and Caring


In the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:37) Jesus says,“go and do likewise.”
In John 21:16 Jesus tells Peter “Tend my sheep.”

THE MISSION of the health and welfare committee is to empower Health & Caring ministries in the conference to model and nurture healthy disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

THE VISION is to establish Health & Caring teams in every congregation in the Desert Southwest Conference.

Health and Caring ministries are a people of God who are called to care for others emphasizing wholeness of mind, body and spirit. When we live in a state of “wholeness,” also known as shalom, we are much more able and willing to respond to God’s call in our life.

Health and Caring ministries do far more than tending for the physical body. The disciples in these ministries tend to the mental, spiritual, emotional and social well being of the congregation in which they serve.

As we participate in a ministry within a congregation we learn to continue that beyond the walls of the church. Our children and youth learn it as they grow and they know to pass it on. It is in this way they we are making healthy disciples of Jesus Christ.

Health & Caring Ministries include the following and more:

Aging Support                  Blood Drives                   Blood Pressure

CPR & AED Training         Diabetes                         Substance Abuse and Diabetes 

Disability                            Drug Abuse                    Environmental Stewardship    

Exercise                            Funeral/Memorials          Funeral receptions

Healing Services               Homebound                    Home communion

Health & Safety                Meal Support                  Pastor/Nurse Care Team

Pet Ministry                      Phone calls                     Prayer Chain

Prayer Shawl/Quilt            Prayer/Care Cards           Special needs

Stephen Ministry               Support Groups              Visitation

Support Groups include: aging, cancer, grief, care givers,diabetes and divorce as well as many others.

Winnie Fritz, Chairperson

For more information contact:

Billie Fidlin, Director of Outreach Ministries