A call to healing and wholeness

February 04, 2019

​On Sunday, February 10, as you pray for the health, healing, and wholeness of others throughout the world, remember your own call to wholeness.

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​This year, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Health Awareness and Day of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness is Sunday, February 10. It is a time when the entire Church considers how we might be healed and made whole — that is, how we might be brought into right relationship with God and one another and live out the call to life abundant (John 10:10). It is an opportunity to pray for the health, healing, and wholeness of all God’s creation.

“Here at the Board of Pensions, we think about this year-round,” said the Reverend Dr. John G. McFayden, Executive Vice President and Chief of Church Engagement. “Promoting plan members’ health and wholeness is central to our mission.”

The Board doesn’t simply provide benefits and notifications to those enrolled for coverage. As an agency of the Church, we design and administer our benefits in ways that foster healing and wholeness — and we educate plan members so that they can use their benefits to best advantage.

Our ongoing prayer for healing and wholeness is reflected in several programs that can boost personal well-being. Call to Health, Well-Being Retreat, Presbyterian CREDO, and the Assistance Program all help members address one or several dimensions of wholeness: spiritual, health, financial, and vocational. Similarly, the Board’s newer programs, such as Pathways to Renewal and Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations, are designed to provide renewed hope to congregational ministries by bringing young ministers into the plan with full benefits participation and restoring pastors’ financial health and wholeness, respectively.

As you pray for the health, healing, and wholeness of others throughout the world, remember your own call to wholeness. Explore the many Board of Pensions programs that can help you bring your best gifts to ministry — and experience well-being in all dimensions of your life.