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Lifestyle Coaching - Adventist Health Ministries

Changing behavior is not an easy process. The challenges of everyday life and the power of long-term habits make it difficult for people to implement a lifestyle change. Health Ministries provides an answer by equipping health professionals, pastors, and health enthusiasts to facilitate the behavior change process for those they minister to using a lifestyle coaching approach.

Modeled after Christ’s method of ministry and using biblical principles, the Lifestyle Coaching Skills Workshop equips people to provide personalized support to those struggling with the common barriers of lifestyle change, helping them lower their health risks while improving their whole-person health.


Description: The Lifestyle Coaching Skills workshop explores the foundational philosophy, attitudes, and skills of coaching within the context of health ministries in Seventh-day Adventist congregations.

By participating in the Lifestyle Coaching Skills workshop, participants will be able to:

• Define lifestyle coaching and how it aligns with biblical values.
• Explain the value of using a lifestyle coaching approach in health ministries.
• Describe the elements of the Lifestyle Coaching Model.
• Describe the four gifts we give using a coaching approach, and how these gifts reflect the heart of God.
• Discuss key concepts for understanding behavior change and practical implications for lifestyle coaching and health ministries.
• Practice key coaching skills and a coaching conversation model to help someone create a Lifestyle Change Plan.

**Registered Nurses will receive 16 contact hours of continuing education.

What Participants Say About the Lifestyle Coaching Skills Workshop

“I am a health practitioner, but wanted to check out what this course had to offer. I know that I needed to be a better coach. I was pleasantly surprised that I have received such good tools and learned a lot regarding what lifestyle coaching should really be about. Thank you.

“I really appreciate this program. I am now equipped to take the final message of salvation and the health message to others.”

“I want to thank the General Conference for launching this great training. Even though I am already in the health field for years but I have learned a bunch of information. May God continue to richly bless you all and launch more training for the world.”

“Una capacitación muy útil tanto para crecimiento personal, como una herramienta de servicio para con las personas que nos rodean, muy necesaria para ser aplicada en el área de la salud.”

“A very powerful and relevant course. Thank you so much for offering!”

“It would be nice to have this training done with many of our members, so we could become more successful in caring for people in a proper way.”

“In the present situation (no travel), this was one of the best online trainings I have attended.

Upcoming Workshop Dates | 2023



Euro-Asia Division  [Russian/English] (ESD)** | June 5-11, 2023

Northern-Asia Division, Taiwan [Chinese/English] (NSD)| June 18-21, 2023

Korean Union, South Korea [Korean/English]  (NSD) | June 28-30, 2023

Sidney Conference, Australia Union (SPD) | October 22-24, 2023

South North South Wales Conference, Australian Union (SPD) | October 27-29, 2023

West Africa Division, Abdijan, Ivory Coast (WAD) |  November 10-19, 2023

Israel Field, Jerusalem  (IF) |  November 23-26, 2023

Inter-America Division, Miami, USA (IAD) | February 4-6, 2024

*Contact us via the connect page for workshop registration information.

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