North Park’s Third Biennial Faith and Health Symposium
Being Well: Connecting Church, Faith and Health
The church has an important role in helping people be well, in addition to caring for the sick. Understanding health as shalom recognizes the integration of body, mind and spirit in human wholeness both for individuals and for communities. Now more than ever, the church needs to claim its role in health promotion rooted in scripture and tradition, and our communities need to create opportunities for wellness for all. Working together congregations and healthcare professionals can collaborate in responding faithfully to the challenge of health promotion, considering what can be done together that neither can do alone. This third biennial faith and health symposium is provided by North Park Theological Seminary and North Park University School of Nursing and Health Sciences as continuing education for healthcare and ministry professionals in service to the church.
Time: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
Campus Map: Anderson chapel, #19 on the campus map. Parking in the lot on Kimball Avenue just south of Foster Avenue.
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- Discuss the church’s unique contributions in promoting health
- Describe a faithful understanding of the dimensions of health
- Discuss the church’s role in fostering resilience in individuals, families and communities
- Engage in interdisciplinary dialogue identifying possibilities and partners for promoting health in our churches and communities
- Clinicians (nurses, faith community nurses, physicians, counselors, social workers, wellness coaches, other health professionals)
- Church & Community Leaders