The Health Ministries Department provides a variety of resources and information promoting healthful living, with the mission of helping our members and communities to gain healthier bodies, brains and lives! It is our goal to provide balanced, scientifically sound, attractive programs that communicate a positive message of wellness; a compassionate approach to illness; and a compelling message of God’s mission, message, and love to a needy planet. Our Lifestyle Matters products (see www.lifestylematters.com) are cutting edge resources for use in Lifestyle Matters Health Intervention Seminars, and the new Fit & free! Building Brain and Body Health series. We train and equip churches to hold community supper clubs, plant-based cooking classes, health expos, and other top notch lifestyle seminars. The mind/body/spirit connection is strategically and tactfully woven into all of our materials: “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (1 John 3:2.) Let us help you (and your communities) change your lives….for good!
We also promote healthful living in the following ways:
Health Professionals' Retreat - Each year health professionals (doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, and other allied health professionals) are invited to a weekend of spiritual and educational growth at Camp Au Sable. We partner with AMEN (Adventist Medical Evangelism Network) to provide opportunities for health professionals to network and to grow as medical missionaries wherever they are and whatever their field may be. Join us at this wonderful weekend of spiritual revival and rejuvenation.
Camp Meeting Seminars – We offer three health seminar tracks at Michigan Camp Meeting every June to train and equip attendees to improve their own health, as well as to promote health in their communities. We have a variety of seminars and speakers from around the country each year to bring you the latest health information and resources.
Wellness Works Training - These one-day seminars help further train and equip health ministry leaders and teams to reach out and serve our communities. Come, and learn to use Lifestyle Matters Seminars, Supper Clubs, Health Expos and a variety of up-to-date seminars and resources. Watch for a training seminar in your area, and in the meantime, check out our resource page for materials you can use to get started now.
Vicki Griffin, MS, Hum Nutr; MPA, is the Director of the Lifestyle Matters Health Intervention Series and the Fit & free! Building Brain and Body Health Series; the Director of Health Ministries for the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists; and the Editor of Balance magazine and Balanced Living tract series. Vicki lectures and travels worldwide sharing the lifestyle link to better mental, physical, and spiritual health. Her special area of interest and research is the relationship between diet, lifestyle, stress mechanisms, and brain health.
Nutrition Director, Lifestyle Matters
Director, Lifestyle Matters at Work
Evelyn Kissinger is a lifestyle consultant, registered dietitian, and teacher. She received her nutrition and dietetics degree at the University of Tennessee. Her Master of Science in Administration was received at Andrews University, where she later taught nutrition and wellness classes.
Evelyn is the Nutrition Director for Lifestyle Matters. She is also the Director of Lifestyle Matters at Work, a corporate wellness program that helps lower employee health care costs and increase productivity. Evelyn develops and implements wellness programs for schools, hospitals, and community organizations.
Evelyn has seen many lives change by sharing the powerful relationship of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Her passion is to help people reach and maintain their lifestyle goals for vibrant health.