Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Role of Clergy in Promoting Health and Wellness in the West-Mainline and Philadelphia Districts of the Philadelphia Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
by Smith, Linwood M., Jr., D.Min., Lancaster Theological Seminary, 2019, 127; 13862167
Abstract (Summary)

The mission of this project is to study the extent to which clergy promotes health and wellness clergy in the West-Mainline and Philadelphia Districts of the Philadelphia Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC). In addition, the project highlights the impact of their health initiatives on the well-being of the congregants and members of the community served by the local church. Results of this project will help to define the most effective strategies for clergy in the promotion health and wellness. This study is significant because it encourages clergy participation in addressing health and wellness interventions and to engage in the conversation of healthcare access and healthcare equity in their communities. The findings of this study will be presented to the Philadelphia Annual Conference of the AME Church through the Health Commission. Research findings will be shared with other conferences within the AME Church, other interfaith organizations and religious institutions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mellott, David M., Briggs, Vanessa
Commitee: Kuchma, Marty, Mellott, David M., Thayer, Anne T.
School: Lancaster Theological Seminary
Department: Ministry
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: DAI-A 80/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Clergy, Theology, Public Health Education, Religious education
Keywords: Church, Clergy, Community, Health, Promoting, Wellness
Publication Number: 13862167
ISBN: 9781392137154
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