Health ministries are an integral part of the mission of the Adventist Church. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (I Cor. 10:31). Health ministry is the gospel of Christ illustrated, the message of God practiced. Without it, the gospel witness is muted; it is merely a theory, an idea. The most important objective of health ministry is to help men and women reach their full potential, mentally, spiritually and physically. To reach full potential, health principles must be practiced. The more closely these principles are followed, the better health the person enjoys. The more active a church is in public health education, the more effective will be its public evangelism, for health is the most universal entering wedge.
The ministry to which a person is called when he or she becomes a part of health ministries can be described in the following ways: (1) keep church members aware of the importance of health and educating new members on the significance of health and temperance is one of the major responsibilities of the Health Ministries Department; provide continuing health education; and (3) planning and organizing health screenings and health seminars for the public.