AU Seminary Launches New Required Class

Nearly 200 Seminary students participated in the first required class on health and healing ministry entitled “Health and Lifestyle Transformation.” This class was premiered on September 9-10, 2018 at the Andrews University (AU) campus with much enthusiasm. Dr. Jiri Moskala, dean of the AU Seminary, shared it was his dream for years to offer the course. The new course has an intensive study of the Adventist health message in its contemporary expression and application in a ministry leader’s personal life, work, and outreach. Students have an opportunity to experience the transformation of practicing a healthful lifestyle. They are also required to share the principles they learn with others in the Seminary through various assignments. Content includes Adventist philosophy of health, principles of whole-person health using the CELEBRATIONS framework, concepts of addiction prevention and recovery, lifestyle change and also comprehensive health ministry. Dr. Moskala, Evelyn Kissinger and the GC Health team who helped teach the course, expect it will inspire students to not only to benefit from a healthier lifestyle while in school, but to equip them to extend Christ’s healing ministry in their own ministry. One student commented “the class was great specifically in providing health resources that I can use in my local church. It was also a great way to meet other students and share tips for being healthy.”