The Health ministry is a vital part of the overall ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" (I Cor. 10:31). Health ministry is the gospel of Christ illustrated, the message of God practiced. Without it, the gospel witness is muted; it is merely a theory, an idea.
The most important objective of health ministry is to help men and women reach their full potential, mentally, spiritually and physically. To reach full potential, health principles must be practiced.
The closer we follow sound health principles, the better our health is likely to be. At Newcastle church, we aim to promote public health education, as a part of responsible christian living.
OBJECTIVES OF THE HEALTH & TEMPERANCE MINISTRY
1. Health promotion and Education - Keep the church members aware of the importance of health and educating new members on the significance of health and temperance.
2. Program development - Coordinate the planning and organization of health screening and health seminars for the community.
3. Collaboration with other ministries - Work in conjunction with other church ministries in realising the health and temperance ministry objectives.