Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
The SBC Health Ministry began to take on a “New Paradigm” by enlisting members with diverse professional backgrounds and experiences. Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Educators, lay persons and clergy are the design of the SBC Health Ministry. With a “wholistic” design the Health Ministry began to focus on “wholistic” spiritual & biblical” principles.
The Vision: Championing for a healthier congregation and community by providing a platform for spiritual, mental and physical health and wellness.
The Mission: Serving Humanity to Honor God by providing an avenue for health promotion, prevention and advocacy to include resources that will assist with meeting the needs of the SBC congregation and surrounding community.
Health Ministry Focus: Health Literacy Health Promotion — “Wholistic” Health Prevention– Health Advocacy & Referral
The SBC Health Ministry provides “monthly health themes/topics” for publish to provide awareness in the areas of “Minority Health” and the incidence or burdens that are specific to African Americans.
In development is the collaborative of “Recreation & Health” to formalize a “Health & Wellness” Ministry. Stay tuned for the “Launch”
Under the leadership of Stephanie Moss, The Second Baptist Church Health Ministry received the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., 2014 Global Leadership through Public Service Award.
Health Initiative Program, Service & Signature Event History
SBC participated in Project FIT (Faith Influencing Transformation) Community -Based Participatory Research Study-Focusing on (A research study and intervention for the African American church and community members to address high rates of diabetes, heart disease and stroke).
- Signature Event- February Heart Month “Go Red for Women” 2014 Focus on “Stress Management”
Event: Ladies Night out of Pampering: Manicures, Chair Massages & Facials
- Location: Diastole Scholars Center 2501 Holmes KCMO
- Signature Program: SBC Breast Cancer Awareness Event
- Signature Program: SBC Healthy Foods Initiative/In Conjunction with WOW Fellowship Meals
April Minority Health Month: “Soul Food Junkie” Presentation
- Signature Program: Sponsored by the KC FAITH Initiative
Project FIT (Faith Influencing Transformation) Implementation 10/5/2014
- “SBC Miracle Health Screening Center”
Launch & Dedication September 4, 2013 In partnership with the Black Health Care Coalition of Kansas City