Fifth Ward Church of Christ Resource Center                                    

The FWCC Resource Center is a way for members to use their gifts and talents to serve God and mankind. All resources and activities listed on the site are provided FREE of charge to residents of the greater Houston area. If you are wondering how we can offer these services free, the answer lies at the heart of what we understand as God’s directive for our lives. "As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God" (1 Peter 4:10).

The FWCC Ministry In-Brief is our way of providing a profile of Ministries at Work.

The FWCC Ministry In-Brief: Health and Wellness Ministry: 5K Walk, Part I -- Get Out and Move!

What are the benefits of physical activity? Researchers from around the globe agree that physical activity (including walking) helps you to maintain a healthy weight and improve your blood pressure, mood, and coordination. The FWCOC Health and Wellness Ministry wants to foster such objectives by encouraging the community and church members to join forces and actively participate in the annual 5K walk.

Each year, the FWCOC schedules a 5K walk to encourage people in the community to get active and to promote fellowship. The walk’s health and fellowship benefits mean that many of the same people participate every year. We designed the walk to be smooth and easy, so everyone can participate. Afterwards, participants typically say they enjoyed it and plan to continue to walk or do some other physical activity in the future. Participants also understand that if they are not physically active on a regular basis, they may experience muscle soreness the next day. But, if you keep walking, the discomfort will go away as your body adjusts to regular exercise. 

Participants who are on medication use the wellness walk to help moderate their conditions. Some have noticed that they feel more alert during and after the walk, which helps them maintain their overall wellness. Since being healthy in both mind and body is essential to wellness, the 5K walk provides the perfect opportunity for people to get active and enjoy the benefits of fellowship and a nutritious meal (Continued in Part II -- After the 5K Walk, What's Next?).

1 John 1:7 "7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin." (Source: Bible – New International Version (NIV))

Ministry: Health and Wellness. Coordinator(s) and/or Volunteer(s): Leroy Mobley. Location: Fifth Ward Church of Christ Family Life Center.

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The Goals and Vision of the center are to:

(1) Offer quality resources that contribute to the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of local community residents and the Greater Houston Area;

(2) Provide an opportunity for every desiring member to use their particular gifts in service to God and mankind;

(3) Cultivate a community of believers who support and encourage one another, and who ultimately bring glory to God; and

(4) Create opportunities to share the goods news of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom.

Some services require pre-registration or accompaniment by a member. Space is limited.  Call or email us for additional information.  Tel: 713-672-2654, Email: