This course provides a psycho/social/theological framework for understanding healing, health, wellness and wholeness and will offer ways a local congregation can offer a community based wellness ministry that serves both the congregation and the surrounding community. Ministries of support and healing are essential to the life of a local congregation. How does the church support individuals, couples, and families who are not ill, but desire to cultivate wholeness and wellness? Community based wellness ministries are a way for congregations to nurture wholeness and wellness, providing a strength-based, proactive approach to enhancing spiritual, relational, emotional, vocational, and physical wellness within and through connecting with the surrounding neighborhood of a local congregation.