NC Conference Focus on Health
In July 2007, The Duke Endowment generously funded the Clergy Health Initiative, a $12 million, seven-year program intended to improve the health and well being of the 1,600 United Methodist elders and local pastors serving churches in North Carolina.
The Initiative’s health and wellness program, Spirited Life, provides participating clergy with two years of wellness services that teach spiritual renewal; stress management; and healthy, mindful eating and exercise, all buoyed by coaching and support. Read Spirited Life wellness tips and success stories at The Connection blog.
The Amazing Pace, a pedometer-based walking program free to all NC Conference clergy members in 2011, is sponsored by the NCC Wellness Committee. Enrollment is also free to NC Conference and local church lay employees enrolled in the Conference Health Plan.
Clergy Counseling and Consultation Report 2010
Other Opportunities for involvement and learning:
- CareNet of NC
- CareNet Locations
- Call for Writers for UM Global Bible Study on Addictions and Recovery
- NCC Mental Health Resources
- Whole Person Wellness Opportunities