We are each called to wholeness — to live life abundantly. “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly,” Jesus says in John 10:10.
Our health is central to this call; so, too, is our spiritual, financial, and vocational well-being. When these key dimensions of our lives are in balance, we are better able to serve others and share God’s love with the world. That’s why Call to Health promotes wholeness in each of us.*
But what is wholeness?
On a literal level, to be whole is to be unbroken or restored, physically and emotionally sound, complete and undiminished. The Board uses the term to mean those things and more: To be whole is to flourish in all aspects of being — spiritually, in body and mind, financially, and vocationally.
Challenges in All Dimensions of Wholeness
That’s why calltohealth.org offers activities, or challenges, in the four dimensions of wholeness:
- Spiritual: The spiritual challenges in Call to Health, such as praying daily, doing favors, or forgiving others, provide participants with opportunities to build program points by focusing on this essential component of wholeness.
- Health: Most of the health-related challenges are about improving physical self-care, the dimension where Call to Health began. The two required challenges, getting a preventive exam and completing the Well-Being Assessment, are important building blocks to good self-care.
- Financial: Each quarter, specific financial challenges are offered to help you hone your personal financial management skills. These challenges can help you master what, for many people, is a source of stress. And as a matter of good financial stewardship, remember, too, that by participating in Call to Health challenges, you earn points toward lowering your medical deductibles and earning a $100 Amazon gift card.
- Vocational: Church work can be all-consuming. Through Call to Health, you can engage in vocational challenges that share resources to help lift you up in your vocation, which helps strengthen the Church.
The challenges at calltohealth.org are color-coded by dimension of well-being — blue for spiritual, green for health, orange for financial, and gold for vocational — so that you can be intentional about choosing challenges in each. These colors are incorporated in the Call to Health and Board of Pensions 300th anniversary logos, symbolizing the Board’s ministry of wholeness. Moreover, the four dimensions of wholeness are interconnected, as the logos suggest. Progress in one area often leads to progress in another, magnifying the impact of your efforts.
So, join with thousands of other plan members by participating in Call to Health, and nourish those dimensions of your life that lead to wholeness. In time, you can be an even greater blessing to your family, your community, and all those whom you serve!
*Call to Health is available to members and their covered spouses enrolled in the active Medical Plan (the Highmark PPO or EPO); it is not available to members enrolled in Triple-S, GeoBlue, or the Medicare Supplement Plan.