As we seek to live out our congregational mission “to know and love God, to nurture each other, and to reach out and welcome all people in the name of Jesus Christ,” we must consider how our physical health connects to our faith. Health crises and rising rates of preventable diseases are quickly moving community health to the forefront for policymakers and healthcare providers. We, as people of faith, can follow in the footsteps of Jesus by concerning ourselves with the wellness of the whole person–this includes spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Health is a practice of faith, and we are called to live into the fullness of abundant life, and to contribute to this goal for others
First Christian Church partners with the North Carolina Council of Churches in its efforts to improve the lives of people of faith and all North Carolinians. As a result, FCC was awarded recognition in 2013 as a Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) Silver Certified congregation by demonstrating commitment to health as a practice of faith.
Learn more about Partners in Health and Wholeness.