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LOTTER, G.A.  and  LOVELL, L.. Challenges of a wellness ministry to churches. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.44, n.1, pp.159-180. ISSN 2305-0853.

The focus of this article is the growth and development of wellness and the significance it has for churches and their ministry. As introduction a description of wellness is given and the different dimensions of wellness are explained briefly. The features of contemporary culture are discussed as well as the holistic approach in the wellness ministry. The importance of the historical relationship between religion, natural and health sciences will be dealt with as background to the discussion of the involvement of the church in the contemporary culture. Finally some recommendations are made regarding wellness and churches and the article ends with conclusions.

Keywords : churches; dimensions; holistic; ministry; wellness.

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