Pastors and Health Advocates join for Lifestyle Coaching Training in Serbia

News May 8, 2023

Southern European Union | Trans-European Division

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2023

Pastors and health promoters representing Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, joined together at the Adventist Theological Seminary in Belgrade, Serbia, from November 4-6, 2022, to be equipped for comprehensive health ministry. They were eager to learn coaching skills in an effort to support people in the process of lifestyle change and also to build deeper relationships in the community. Southern European Union Health director, Vlado Havran, envisioned the lifestyle coaching training as a catalyst for a more effective ministry through the health clubs and other ongoing health outreach efforts. “This will be a game changer for us,” he noted, as we expand our effectiveness and help people cut through the difficulties of behavior change. The training was led by Dr. Reinert, GC Associate Director, and emphasized current coaching skills and biblical principles to help health promoters provide personalized support that can cut through common barriers to a lifestyle change.