Fifth Ward Church of Christ Resource Center
The FWCOC 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 FWCOC Ministry In-Brief is our way of providing a profile of Ministries at Work.
The FWCOC Ministry In-Brief: Health and Wellness - Developing and Maintaining a Wellness Mindset
Why is a wellness mindset important? Do we fail to focus on ways to maintain our overall health and wellness because we are too busy working? Do we kick the can down the road thinking we can deal with it later? These are essential questions that impact all humans, whether or not they are aware of a wellness mindset.
The Health and Wellness Ministry maintains a keen focus on these aspects of being well. One objective of the Health and Wellness Ministry is to provide ways to maintain a wellness mindset. Some would say that this should be an inherent part of our lives, but people find it difficult to maintain a consistent mindset for things that could have a positive impact on their overall state of wellness and that are within their control. One key area of the ministry’s work is striving to alert members about what they should be doing.
In particular, during Sunday worship services, we teach members to be alert about their health and wellness. When someone becomes sick or needs medical assistance, nurses, doctors, and people who can perform CPR are available, and a host of these individuals are involved in our Health and Wellness Ministry. As a Health and Wellness Ministry, we look after the members each week, asking how they are and attempting to review their status. We try to make sure everyone knows what to do if someone becomes ill, as this is a time when members need someone from the ministry to assist. The ministry is trained in the skills needed in a medical emergency.
Some of the best advice from the Health and Wellness Ministry is for people to get their checkup each year rather than ignoring their checkup date. A person’s interior physical state (cells, tissues, organs, and body systems) will eventually have an impact on their overall wellness state. Just because everything looks good on the outside does not mean that there are no internal problems; therefore, people should always strive to know their wellness state and not ignore their problem areas. In addition to its focus on maintaining a wellness mindset, an extension of the ministry includes fitness classes. Look out for our special focus on wellness (physical and spiritual) as we open our summer activities, and join us in getting fit by focusing on the mind, spirit, and body.
3 John 1:2, “2Dear friend, Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” (Source: Bible – New American Standard (NASB))
Ministry: Health and Wellness Ministry. Coordinator(s) and/or Volunteer(s): Leroy Mobley. Ministry In-Brief Administrator: Karl Spencer. Location: Fifth Ward Church of Christ Family Life Center.
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Resource Center Highlights
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: firstname.lastname@example.org