Budapest, Hungary - May 9 to 13, 2011
    
Consultations will be held in the Botel Fortuna moored in the historic River Danube:
      
Botel Fortuna, Szent Istvan Pk. Alsó rakpart, 1137 Budapest.
            
 
Church Health Ministries

                                  Network Consultation


Living in a healthy world and maintaining personal, family, and community health is a major concern for most people today. Throughout our lifetimes we come face-to-face with illness, challenges of childrearing and families, and the changes that accompany living in society as we age.  Additionally we are concerned about our surroundings and the impact they have on health.

Over the last decades the issues surrounding health and well-being have been addressed by healthcare providers and healthcare systems and for the most part they have not been a significant focus of the church. Even though many healthcare providers participate in churches, and sometimes interact with church members about health in their community, this kind of dialogue has been very limited. At the same time, as acts of service and missionary activities are supported by churches, few church-based efforts are focused on care for each other and those in our communities. 

As Christians, we clearly understand the call to “love the Lord with all our heart,” however the instruction to “love our neighbor” may not result in us concretely addressing the health and well-being of those around us. Promoting health and wholeness for our community, regardless of where people live or how we encounter them, is one of the present challenges we will address at Hope•II.

In this health consultation our primary goal is to develop and support an ongoing Health Network for mobilizing and creating church health ministries.   

The focus of our two days together will be:

-      To examine how world view influences our understanding of church and health ministries

-      To consider current strategies and approaches for church health ministries in our communities

-      To energize and support each other as we bring a more holistic focus to our church activities

-     To develop new goals and activities for an ongoing network among church groups, NGOs and other community organizations


-     To formulate a plan for continued interaction beyond HOPE II.


               

For questions, contact health@hfe.org or call the HOPE•II office at:    

+31 578 696975, or leave a message.
 

Warm greetings in Christ, 
 
Chris Steyn                                       David & Catherine Sevier
Healthcare Christian Fellowship           HOPE•II Health Consultation
 
Terry Dalrymple                                 Jeff Fountain
Global CHE Network                          Congress Director