Individual Partnership Program
Ellen G. White once wrote, “The gospel of health is to be firmly linked with the ministry of the word.”1 In response to this challenge, Weimar Center recently launched a bold new initiative called NEWSTART GlobalSM. It’s perhaps the most comprehensive health evangelism solution ever. We’re seeking to reunite the medical missionary work with the ministry of the gospel in churches around the world; but, we can’t do this without your help. As an Adventist health professional, you play a vital role in bringing the two together. Mrs. White put it this way, “The work which [God] gave to our physicians was to symbolize to the world the ministry of the gospel in medical missionary work.”2 As more and more churches come to this realization, there is a growing need to supply them with the right tools and support for effective health evangelism.
With the creation of the NEWSTART® Lifestyle Club, we’ve begun to do just that through an innovative online approach. Consider the following:
- 80% of U.S. patients are seeking health information online.
- 66% start with an online search.3
The NEWSTART® Lifestyle Club has become the fastest growing site that introduces people to the Adventist health message. That’s because we’ve partnered with Symplur, a cutting edge, healthcare consultant company that’s leveraging social media to make sure newstartclub.com stays at the top of search engine results. In addition, colporteurs, bible workers, and medical missionaries are promoting the site from door to door across the country in an effort to target the other 34% who start by visiting a trusted site.
The NEWSTART® Lifestyle Club is helping churches offer an abundance of free resources for web browsers seeking credible, scientifically based health information along with a physician directory, wellness tips and tools, deals, and more. In addition, churches can advertise their local seminars and bridge events online.
Although churches across the country are benefiting from this powerful tool, they still need your support. As a NEWSTART® Lifestyle Club Partner, you provide a way for them to find a local health professional in their area to help with seminar presentations, lifestyle counseling, and natural treatments.
Join us, so that together we can empower health evangelism, both in this country and around the globe. Become a NEWSTART® Lifestyle Club Partner today!
1 Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 6, p. 289
2 Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 6, p. 246