Wellness is rooted in the identity and practice of Jesus Christ
The concept of wellness lies at the heart of the Gospel. Jesus said he came so that we might have abundant life. “Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.“ (Matthew 5:48) Teleios, the Greek word for perfect, means to be brought to completion, to maturity, to wholeness.
In 1998, the World Health Organization defined health as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The Church shares this understanding of health and wellness with the world.
If we are to live out—and live into—the vision that Jesus Christ held for the world, we are committed to his holistic understanding of health and wellness.
CREDO Component Resources
CREDO promotes holistic Health and Wellness
CREDO prepares clergy to live abundant lives, especially after their CREDO Conference. Explore Continuing CREDO as an at-home post-conference curriculum and deepen how to apply IDPT to all the conference component areas:
CREDO is more than a conference experience
When your CREDO Conference ends, the commitment to living an abundant life begins. Accented with a friendly collection of short video reflections by conference faculty and participants on their homecoming, first few months, and following year after their conference, Continuing CREDO offers a three-part, post-conference curriculum through With Measured Steps, Along the Way, and Revisioning CREDO.
Identity, Discernment, Practice, and Transformation
IDPT is all about finding your path in four clear stages.
- Identity: Who am I?
- Discernment: Who is God calling me to be?
- Practice: How am I enacting God's call?
- Transformation: How am I changing?