Get My People Going! Starter Kit
By Deborah Patterson
Most people don't need an extreme health makeover. We have some healthy habits, even if we don't realize it. On the flip side, we all have some area where we would like to see improvement. But feeling alone or uncertain keeps us from setting firm goals. Get My People Going! invites people of all ages into a community experience of naming the areas where we need better health, and then making changes step-by-step that will improve health of body and spirit.
This special Starter Kit includes one Leader Guide and ten Participant Guides.
The leader guide contains resources for organizing, publicizing, and implementing an eight-unit congregational program. This includes optional formats for an enriching eight-week adult class or small group. Get My People Going! will jumpstart your congregation's health ministry, providing a program that everyone can do according to their needs.
The participant guide contains:
- Biblical reflections from the book of Exodus
- Personal assessment and goal setting tools
- Inspirational and practical tips
- Encouraging stories from health ministries in other churches
- Tools for tracking progress
Rev. Dr. Deborah Patterson is the executive director of Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries and author of Health Ministries: A Primer for Clergy and Congregations and The Essential Parish Nurse. She also writes an advice column, "Ask Deborah," for Church Health Reader, answering readers' questions on health ministry.