Why Start a Force for Health Faith-Based TEAM?
- Make your community a better place to live in
- check Enhance your existing ministry opportunities
- Serve as a resource for many ages and interests
- Use your congregation’s talents and experience to provide support to those in need
- check Serve as health models in your faith community
Force For Health (FFH) clubs can benefit places of worship communities in countless ways. FFH clubs provide:
Resources to make club members role models in the church
Opportunities for service projects that impact your congregation
Real-world experience working with the community
While the importance of health and well-being of the individual is acknowledged in many organizations, there is a gap between the knowledge and skills people need to take responsibility for their own well-being and what church administrators are able to provide.
In an effort to close this gap, we have developed a template to establish a Force For Health club in your religious community. The club will act as a liaison between the national, non-profit Force For Health organization and your church. Involvement in Force For Health activities will enable your organization to learn the skills needed to make healthful choices, to live the type of lifestyle that meets its health goals, and share its knowledge and experience to help others.
Force For Health clubs look different all over, but share the goal of allowing members to learn, live, and share their knowledge. We have provided material that may be useful in the creation of a Force For Health club, as well as a compilation of further resources that may be of use.
We urge you to consider the establishment of a Force For Health Club (FFHC) in your faith community. The cost of a FFHC are determined by the resources available in your organization. Effective clubs do not require more than time and enthusiasm from members and club leadership. Benefits include enabling your congregation to improve the well-being of themselves and loved ones. We can all do things to take care of ourselves and those we care about; let a Force For Health Club be a starting point for your religious community.