What does cultivating wellness involve? Why does it matter to the Christian life? At Cultivate Well, we believe that:
- We have been created as whole people in the image of God.
- Wellness involves the whole person, and health is more than nutrition and exercise.
- Caring well for the body is a necessary aspect of healthy, whole-person discipleship.
With this in mind, you might be wondering:
- How do we connect the dots between theology and wellness?
- How do we put our faith into practice in these areas?
Here’s the answer: We need a Christ-centered, whole-person approach to wellness informed by a biblical understanding of the body.
We believe that the Bible provides the lens through which we should understand ourselves and the Christian life. Therefore, Scripture provides the foundation for all that we do through Cultivate Well.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
We also believe that God, in his grace, has provided opportunities for us to better understand how we can thrive as whole people created in his image.
Cultivate Well integrates wisdom from the fields of biblical counseling, wellness coaching, Christian education, and functional health (nourishment, movement, sleep, stress management, and more), among other areas, to equip and encourage believers with the tools needed to pursue whole-person, Christ-centered wellness.
A whole-person approach to wellness that is Christ-centered and informed by a biblical understanding of the body is necessary to help believers live well for the glory of God.
I pray that Cultivate Well will inspire believers to embody this approach to wellness as they help other believers do the same. We want to be healthy whole disciples who make healthy whole disciples.