Pastors and Health Advocates Join for Lifestyle Coaching Training in Sweden

News March 29, 2024

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2024

Sweden | Trans-European Division (TED)

Health promoters, pastors, and health professionals representing Sweden, Norway, Finland, and other countries in TED, came together at Hagegården LifeStyleSTAY in Sweden from February 23-25, 2024, 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. Theresa Nebo, host of the Vegetarian Cooking Show at LifestyleTV envisioned the lifestyle coaching training as a catalyst for a more effective ministry through the ongoing health outreach efforts in the region. “These principles will make a big difference as we assist people in lifestyle change,” she noted. Pr. Sebastian Matula from Finland shared how blessed he and his wife were for attending: “We gained skills that will expand our effectiveness in ministry and help people cut through the difficulties of behavior change.” The training emphasized current coaching skills and biblical principles to help attendees provide personalized support for people they meet through various health outreach programs.