Physical and mental health is God’s intention for every human being. It is vital to our well-being and helps strengthen relationships and enhance our Christian service in our communities and world. Promoting good health is our shared endeavor with God, just as caring for our neighbor’s health is an expression of Christian love and service.
We recognize the advantages of good health and a strong health-care system, and we are committed to raising awareness about health-related issues as well as health-related ministries, both in the United States and around the world.
Health Screenings at Augustana
- Blood pressure screenings happen once per month in the church office
- Flu shot clinic in the fall
- Red Cross blood drive
- Faith-filled yoga classes run continuously through the year
At Augustana, we explore the topic of mental health from multiple angles, knowing hope exists if we know where to look. As Christians, we have a powerful resource at our disposal 24-7: The Living God, who cares deeply about every detail of your life.
Is anxiety part of your life? Where does faith meet your anxious thoughts? One approach to managing anxiety is the Christian discipline of meditation. A simple process to meditate: Fill the mind and spirit with God’s word. Choose a favorite Bible verse to focus on, for example: Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way (2 Thessalonians 3:16). Seek peace in the midst of stress; use meditation wherever you are. Remind yourself God is almighty and in control and trustworthy.
An Emergency Response to Help Prevent Suicide – QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
QPR is an emergency response to help prevent suicide. Below are excerpts from the 11/20/19 presentation by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) hosted by Augustana. Learn more.
Contact Joann Arneberg, Faith Community Nurse, if you would like more resources or referrals to cope with anxiety. Seeing your doctor may be recommended depending on the severity of your anxiety.