CHMN 630 Health Ministries
Study of the Adventist health message from revelation, scientific and educational perspectives. This course focuses on health, disease, and healing dynamics from revelation and scientific viewpoints. Emphasis is given to medical missionary work at the church and evangelistic levels. Simple techniques of maintaining personal health, and methods for combining the gospel and health are discussed.
WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?
This course may also be taken by
At least 2 hours/week day for approximately 2 months
By the end of the course, the students will be able to:
- Explain biblical foundations of the Adventist Health Ministry (AHM).
- Present the AHM definitions, purposes, contents, and appropriate and inappropriate methodologies.
- Apply the *five phases* of the behavioral epidemiology framework as the scientific basis for addressing lifestyle-related diseases issues.
- Internalize why health behavior change is difficult and describe the steps to effective change.
- Describe methods to combine gospel and health effectively in the church and in the communities.
- Explain the rationale in distinguishing good and effective medicine from bad and quack alternative medicine.
TOPICS TO COVER
What is health ministry?
Biblical Foundations for the Adventist Health Ministry (AHM)
Spirituality and health Faith-based approaches to promoting health
Whole person approach
Relationship between lifestyle and mental performance
Spirit of Prophecy Foundations for the AHM
Scientific Foundations for the AHM
Educational Foundations for the AHM
Basic lifestyle principles Behavioral changes
Medical Missionary Work vs Missionary Medical Work
Gospel and Health Inside Church: Methodologies, resources and materials
Elements of Hydrotherapy and Diet- therapy
Gospel and Health Outside Church
Evangelism and Health: Methodologies, resources and materials
Religious asset mapping
|Week 8||Alternative Medicine: How to Distinguish the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly|
Godwin Nwadibia Aja, DrPH
Dr. Godwin Nwadibia Aja, from Nigeria, is Professor and new Chairperson of the Public Health Department at AIIAS. He has a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from Loma Linda University School of Public Health, California, and a master’s degree in Community Health from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He previously served as a professor and head of the Department of Public Health at Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria.
The course was developed for AIIAS Online by Dr. Cesar Galvez, a former faculty at AIIAS.