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June 3, 2022

Sermon Workshop: Connecting Faith and Health

The Health Fund hosted a free online sermon workshop: “Connecting Faith and Health: A Sermon-Planning Workshop for Preaching with Impact.”

The Health Fund is dedicated to improving the health and wholeness of Kansans. Over the past year, the Health Fund has worked in partnership with Lisa Hancock, PhD, to develop a series of sermon guides that bring together Scripture, theology, and health to help congregations connect their faith to health.

Each sermon guide contains multiple weeks; each week includes a call to worship, hymn selections, children’s sermon, call to action, and benediction, in addition to an exegesis and sermon notes section based on the week’s scripture passage.

Lisa Hancock led the workshop. Watch the workshop recording to learn more about each guide, and leave with up to 25 weeks of your liturgical sermon calendar planned.

Workshop Recording

Workshop slides
Workshop notes sheets
0:00:00 Welcome
0:25:14 Overview of the Liturgical Year
0:44:58 Journey Toward Mental Wellness (Advent or Ordinary Time)
1:09:59 Naming Trauma and Practicing Resilient Love (Lent)
1:35:41 Tending the Civic Soil (Ordinary Time)
1:59:03 God’s Temple: Health and Holiness in the Body of Christ (Ordinary Time)
2:20:13 Wrapped in God’s Embrace: Maternal Health, Flourishing, and Building Communities of Care (Ordinary Time)
2:43:16 Let the Little Children (Ordinary Time)
2:59:17 Questions and Feedback
3:13:57 Closing Prayer and Benediction

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