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Dayspring’s Health Ministry:

Reclaiming the healing ministry of the Church

Several of Dayspring’s health professionals do what they can, on a volunteer basis, to ensure that high priority health needs (physical, mental, and relational) are cared for.

For information, please contact the Minister.

What is the role of  Health Ministry?

h1HEALTH ADVOCACY, helping individuals and families navigate the sometimes confusing health care system

HEALTH EDUCATION, providing information on health and disease related issuesh2-e1426280925168

HEALTH PROMOTION AND COUNSELLING, providing information that will encourage health and wholeness in the faith community

REFERRAL, referring those in need to the appropriate health care professionals and agencies, and clergy

h3GATHERING RESOURCES, enabling the Pastoral Team to provide information on many health related issues and concerns that may arise within the faith community

And most importantly,

INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND HEALTH, providing the community an opportunity to reach out and care for each other

“God’s agenda is the mending of creation.”

How does Health Ministry function within Dayspring?

h4Jesus’ ministry stressed the healing of the whole person. Early Christians were inspired by a sense of wholeness in their mission to the world. They believed that the new quality of life that Christ came to impart was to extended to the entire human being; body, mind and spirit.

Dayspring’s health professionals work with the Pastoral Team, Elders, and Committees. Working collaboratively they care for the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of individuals and families.

When do I seek Health Ministry assistance?

  • You or a family member or friend is sick
  • You don’t understand something your doctor has told you
  • You are concerned about your children, parents, family member or friend
  • You are lonely
  • You are feeling overwhelmed
  • You or someone you know is going for surgery
  • You are dealing with loss or death
  • You are in need of prayer
  • You are struggling with a relationship
  • You are looking for ways to improve your health
  • You need someone to listen to you

h5-e1426281061588Dayspring’s health professionals are primarily available to discuss health-related issues. They may ask to refer you to the Minister if they feel that concerns would be more appropriately handled in that way.

Likewise the Minister may make a referral to one of Dayspring’s health professionals or to a community-based health resource.

Of course confidentiality is always respected. Individual concerns will only be shared if permission is given to do so.

Look here for information about navigating Alberta’s HealthCare System.