The mission statement of the Health and Wellness Team and Parish Nursing Ministries. “With the love and guidance of the Triune God,to promote Christ-centered health and wellness,through the Health and Wellness Team and the Parish Nurse Ministries.”
The mission of Emmanuel Lutheran Church is “Equipping believers to reach the lost and comfort the hurting with the “Good News” about Jesus.” People “hurt” not only physically, but emotionally, and spiritually. According to the LCMS Congregational Health Ministries/Parish Nurse Manual, “A Health and Wellness Committee can help all in the congregation understand that carrying out God’s command to reach out to people includes a concern for the total person.” Throughout the Scriptures there are stories about health and healing and of God’s promise of wholeness for all of creation. Jesus not only healed people, he also “sent them (the Twelve) out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” (Luke 9:2) Like the disciples, God also calls us as Christians to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
"Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2