Ministry Builds Healthy Families for Eternity
Story by Benia Jennings
Imagine receiving free consolations with a dentist, medical doctor, lawyer, psychiatrist, psychologist and nutritionist all at the same location. The conference’s Family Ministries Department recently gathered these resources and hosted the “Building Healthy Families for Eternity” event at the Shiloh Cincinnati (Ohio) church. Staff planned a full day of workshops, training and resources designed to foster hope and bring wholeness to families.
Registrants chose from any of the 45-minute workshops by presenters Mike Dulan, M.D., on men’s health; Janice Walker, an attorney, on healthy lifestyle management; Jean Wright II, who has a doctorate in psychiatry, on mental health; Marvin Brown, AWC’s executive secretary, on financial health; Ben Swift, an attorney, on spiritual health and social justice; and Melvin Paschal, an expert in food science and environmental toxicology, on dietary health.
Attendees later moved through the building for dental cleanings, medical screenings and notarization of wills and testaments, closing with a panel discussion with the invited guests. Family Ministries Director Lloydston Burton, and his wife, Shelia, ensured that all attendees left with a gift bag.
“I will use some of the health advice from the classes," says Shiloh member Nicole Burns.