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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.

Lifestyle Matters

Our Lifestyle Matters products are cutting edge resources for use in Lifestyle Matters Health Intervention Seminars. We train and equip churches to hold community supper clubs, plant-based cooking classes, health expos, and other topnotch 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!

Health Ministries

Vicki Griffin is the Director of Lifestyle Matters and the Director of Health Ministries for the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The health outreach programs she has produced include: Fit & Free! Building Brain and Body Health seminars; Balanced Living PowerPoint and Video Series; and the Lifestyle Matters Health Intervention Series. She is the Editor of Balance magazine and Balanced Living tracts.

Vicki has authored numerous books and teaching materials for community health education. Her books for the Lifestyle Matters series include Diet and Stress: Is What You’re Eating, Eating You?; Foods for Thought: Nutrition’s Link with Mood, Memory, Learning, and Behavior; and Living Free: Finding Freedom from Habits that Hurt. She is the author of the Guilt-free Gourmet, which features easy, fast, economical and nutritious plant-based recipes. Balance magazine is widely used in community health outreach programs and features a wide variety of practical lifestyle articles, recipes, and tips.

As a science writer, her special area of interest and research is lifestyle stressors and simple stress solutions; that is, the relationship between diet, lifestyle, stress mechanisms, addictions, and brain health.  She has conducted numerous nutritional labs worldwide and specializes in economical, easy, plant-based recipes.

Vicki has a master’s degree in Human Nutrition, a master’s degree in Public Administration, and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Nutrition.


Sheri Christie is the Administrative Assistant for Lifestyle Matters and Health Ministries for the Michigan Conference. 









We also promote healthful living in the following ways:
Camp Meeting Seminars – We offer 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.


Contact us if your church would like a seminar with Vicki!


We want to encourage churches to use the materials available to witness to others and win souls for Jesus.

Lifestyle Matters is a powerful, practical health evangelism program designed to allow any church to do effective health community outreach as an integral part of their evangelism cycle. With several innovative, cutting-edge, plug-and-play modules, Lifestyle Matters provides a wealth of materials that meet community needs and help you make friends in your community. Whether you have a health professional in your church or not, you can use the Lifestyle Matters modules in your outreach plan. Lifestyle Matters is being used in churches all over North America with excellent results. Coupled with the powerful New Balance magazine series, no one offers you more flexibility and ease-of-use than the Lifestyle Matters Health Intervention Series. Lifestyle Matters. Changing Lives...for Good! Call 866-624-5433 to order or visit for more information. 

Free Resources

Lifestyle Matters Webpage

Balanced Living FREE PowerPoints

Balanced Living Tracts (pdf)

Balanced Living Videos (5-7 minutes)

Balanced Living FREE PPTs - Spanish

Health Ministries Resources

Product Description Catalogue

Lifestyle Matters Audio Books

Living Free - Finding Freedom from Habits that Hurt

Simple Solutions

Foods for Thought

For FREE Health Articles, Handouts, Recipes, or to order Lifestyle Matters products, Balanced Living PowerPoints, please visit the Lifestyle Matters Website.

Contact Health Ministries/Lifestyle Matters:

517-316-1527 or 866-624-5433