Health Evangelism

The Health Evangelism Course is an intensive six-month program designed to give individuals the competencies needed to create and develop evangelism programs with a deep understanding of the Gospel and God’s methods of healing. This course lays a solid foundation in medical missionary work, needed for effective labor in the Lord’s vineyard.

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

  • Serve as a Health Evangelist for a local church
  • Serve with any LIGHT ministry or other mission organization around the world 
  • Serve as a teacher in medical missionary schools
  • Serve as a Christian Health Educator in your community
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Upcoming Sessions

  • Fall Session 2017: July 10th 2017   (Application deadline: March 1)
  • Spring Session 2018: January 2018 Specific date to be determine (Application deadline: Sept. 1)
  • One month mission trip (optional) after each course anywhere in the world (depending on the needs)

One Week Intensive Course for Online Students

  • June 25 – June 30 2017 

WHAT DO YOU LEARN?

Bible

Health Evangelism

Health

  • learn how to do conversational/friendship evangelism and Bible studies
  • learn how to live better through the Christian principles
  • learn how to identify God’s will for your life
  • learn how to be a thinker and a good administrator for God.
  • learn how to present the gospel, prophecies and doctrines in a practical way.
  • And more…
  • learn how to do evangelism in an institutional, personal and public way
  • learn how to set up your church with a community wellness club as a health evangelism tool
  • learn how to do and organize a Health Expo
  • learn how to do door-to-door lifestyle coaching
  • learn how to cook more than 20 recipes and substitute recipes
  • learn how to conduct cooking schools.
  • learn how to give professional health talks
  • learn how to help the community with mental health programs
  • learn how to implement and teach Addiction Recovery Programs.
  • learn how to do the 12 basic hydrotherapy treatments
  • learn how to do swedish massage
  • learn how to provide first aid, CPR and basic nursing in any mission field scenario
  • learn how to use the Principles of Health and Healing (NEWSTART)
  • learn how to explain the human body’s systems in detail through Physiology
  • learn how to apply the science of Nutrition in proper diets.
  • learn how to deal with more than 25 chronic and common diseases with lifestyle medicine.
  • learn how to analyze and utilize herbs.

CLASSES

Lifestyle Physiology
 I

Overview of the various systems of the body — how they work, what hinders them, and what increases their health and efficiency. The aim is to give each student an appreciation for the creative power and wisdom of God, and a basic working knowledge of the human body.

Mission Medicine

Theory and lab on basic patient care in the home setting or mission field. Learn about vital signs, how to handle emergency situations, basic suture, injections, IV setup, wound care, cleanliness, medications vs. herbs, and infection control.

Christian Living

This class uses the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy to reveal God’s plan for a happy growing walk with Him, and exposes the devices that Satan uses to weaken God’s people especially in these last days. Practical topics for study and discussion include: the prayer life, how to know God’s will, recreation, social life, music & worship, diet, dress, and stewardship.

Christian Home


A thorough discussion of the principled guidelines as revealed in the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy regarding steps toward courtship, marriage, and a happy home.

Daniel

A careful study of the prophetic books Daniel & Revelation, their fulfillment in history, with special emphasis on the prophetic heritage which stands behind the origin and purpose of the Seventh-day Adventist church. This class explores the prophecies that relate to current and soon coming events, and draws out lessons from this book that help us to be ready for these last days.

Disease & Treatment I


Overview of different diseases prevalent in society today — their causes, cures, and prevention. Diseases covered include AIDS, coronary artery disease, diabetes, circulatory disorders, arthritis, gastritis, and cancer.

Gardening Basics


An activity class in which students gain experience under the guidance of experienced farmers. Learn how to plant, nurture, cultivate, and harvest various common plants.

God’s Healing Program


This class surveys God’s original plan for mankind, how sin corrupted it, and the heavenly plan for restoration of body, mind, and spirit. Included will be distinguishing between true and false remedies from both revelation and science.

Health Talks

How to prepare brief health talks, and present them in a way that will be interesting and informative to the public. Each student will give two short talks with visuals to teenagers in the public school system of Chattanooga.

Herbs

Insight into the use of natural herbs as preventatives and cures for various ailments, from the common cold to serious disorders. Cultivation, preservation, and preparation of herbs is examined.

Hydrotherapy

A physiological and practical approach to the understanding and use of simple water treatments that will prevent and treat disease. Students are provided with a practical knowledge of specific treatments, contraindications, and equipment used in hydrotherapy treatments.

Massage

A practical class in the ancient art of therapeutic massage, and its healthful effect on the body. In this course students receive instruction on how to apply the foundational Swedish massage modality. Such techniques include effleurage, gliding, stretching, jostling, shaking, rocking, petrissage, kneading, compression, frictions, tapotement, percussion and vibration.

Mental Health

Prepare to give Christian counseling through studying a Christian perspective of psychology and the health mechanism of the mind. Learn effective interpersonal communication and how to resolve conflicts. Emphasis is on forgiveness, depression, and disorders resulting from malfunction of the brain.

Ministry of Healing

Study the life of the great Physician as He mingled among men. Learn His methods of soul-winning as recorded in that beautiful masterpiece by Ellen White, “The Ministry of Healing.” Through a textual study of this book, learn to use the right arm of the gospel to reach all classes of people.

Biblical Nutrition

Includes the study of physiological requirements of the body and the functions of protein, carbohydrates, lipids, and the major vitamins and minerals. It also deals with deficiencies that may be found in a vegetarian diet and how these may be avoided. When to use supplements, and how to achieve a good nutritionally balanced diet are also studied.

Plan of Salvation

This course is designed to develop the true principles of Christ in the life of the students and prepare them to lead others to the Kingdom through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Prophetic Guidance


An investigation on the role of the gift of prophecy as culminated in the life and ministry of Ellen G. White. Emphasis will be given to her role in the development of the SDA church, and the miracles that testify to her work.

Sanctuary Studies

The importance and uniqueness of the Sanctuary Message to the SDA church. Includes study on the role of Christ in the Sanctuary and how it applies to Christian life today.

Philosophy of Missionary Work

Study the comprehensive blueprint of our calling as individuals and as a remnant people of how to strategically finish the work of God on this earth in this generation, and what the real understanding is of every church member being called to be a (medical) missionary.

True Education


Discuss God’s plan of education, see its preservation throughout history and contrast it with the world’s system of education. Discover the dynamic relationship of education and redemption, while illustrating means by which Christian principles may pervade every facet of education.

Vegetarian Cooking Theory & Lab


Explore food combining, menu planning, vegetarian cooking, and the presentation of these to the public.

Health Evangelism

Learn the role of the health message as an entering wedge for public and personal evangelism, endeavoring to pattern after Christ’s method of reaching souls. Practicum includes helping in several health expos.

Finances

Tuition

The cost for the six-month Health Evangelism course is of $3400. Upon acceptance, students are required to send a deposit of at least 10% of tuition ($340); the balance must be paid upon arrival.

 

Missionary Volunteer Program

A limited number of students are regularly accepted through the Missionary Volunteer Program (formerly called the Work Scholarship Program). Upon acceptance, Missionary Volunteers (MVs) are required to send a $350 deposit. MVs volunteer 40 hours per week gaining valuable experience and assisting the ministry for 6 full months prior to the regular 6-month course. The first 16 hours cover their room and board expenses, and the remaining hours can be counted towards eligibility to participate in the Health Evangelism program. After volunteering for the required number of hours, an MV can participate in the regular 6-month Health Evangelism program.  More details are available.

 

Room & Board

There is a room and board deposit of $200, in case the student does not work all the hours. All students living on campus work 16 hours a week for room and board. Exceptions made by committee approval only.

Evangelism Fee

The $200 must be paid in full by orientation day.

Tuition Refund Policy

Deposits are non-refundable. Partial tuition refunds (of up to 50%) may be applicable within the first 30 days of the program; refunds will not be available after the first 30 days of the program.

 

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