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Following Wesley’s commitment to the health of body, mind, and spirit, the Health and Caring Committee of the Desert Southwest Conference has four priorities to promote: healthy eating, active living, mental health, and tobacco-free and drug-free free living for the clergy and laity of the Conference. This committee is dedicated to improve the mental, spiritual and physical health of members of our community by providing the resources and tools necessary for positive change.
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Our Clergy Wellness team met with Melissa Hofstetter, founder of Shepherd Heart Ministry Consulting, during the time we were gathering supportive resources for our clergy. We found Shepherd Heart Ministry Consulting to be one of several positive choices for those...
In times of crisis, the first place many turn to is their local church or faith community. Studies show that 25% of those seeking help for mental illness first turn to a clergy member. This is higher than the percentage of people who first go to a psychiatrist or...
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