Samford University's Congregational Health Ministries program is committed to forming partnerships with faith communities of various denominations who are seeking to develop health ministries that promote health and healing from a whole person perspective-body, mind and spirit.

People of faith have long felt that there is a connection between health and faith; religion and medicine. Scripture supports this relationship between health, healing, wholeness and faith. In addition, scientific research conducted in the arena of faith's role in health and healing demonstrates the connection.

The congregational health program is committed to partnering with and empowering faith communities to embrace the issues that affect the lives of their congregations and communities through this program.

Access the Program for Your Church

All churches, no matter their denomination, are welcome to join. For more information, please contact Debbie Duke, program director.

Congregational Health Worksheet

Congregational Health Covenant

Church Resources

Please contact Debbie Duke, program director, about availability and any additional information.

  • American Heart Association: Search Your Heart Program
  • American Diabetes Association: Project Power Program
  • End of Life Packet and Presentation to Congregations
  • Health Screenings
    • Blood Pressure
    • Hearing
    • Vision (Acuity)
    • Bone Density
    • Body Age (Weight, BMI, Fat Percent, Muscle Percent and Kilocalories)
    • Cholesterol/Glucose screenings (for a fee)
  • Congregational Health Education on many topics
  • Focus Group Meetings quarterly: March, June, September, and December
  • Resource Community Connector

Upcoming Events

EXHALE Conference

July 28-29, Samford University's College of Health Sciences

This two-day conference offers programs on self-care and sustaining joy, and feature dynamic speakers. 

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End of Life Conference with Alacare and Samford's Center for Faith and Health

Aug. 31

Focus Group Meeting

Sept. 1, Samford University's Rotunda Club

Baptist Nursing Fellowship and Parish Nurse Fall Retreat

October 20-21, Shocco Springs in Talladega, Alabama

Focus Group Meeting

Dec. 1, Samford University's Rotunda Club