GuideStone launches wellness site
Jennifer Wesley, GuideStone Financial Resources
March 12, 2010

GuideStone launches wellness site

GuideStone launches wellness site
Jennifer Wesley, GuideStone Financial Resources
March 12, 2010

DALLAS — Spurred by a desire

to help ministry employers and employees control health care costs and and have

a positive effect on participants’ health, GuideStone Financial Resources has

launched a new wellness site at www.GuideStone.org/Wellness.

While studies show that

wellness programs and support can help control medical costs, GuideStone

President O.S. Hawkins also noted, “The health of our participants is an issue

we take seriously.

“Stress, lack of exercise

and poor eating habits affect more than their personal health. It impacts their

ability to do the work God has called them to do.”

The American Heart

Association recently awarded GuideStone, an entity of the Southern Baptist

Convention, “gold-level” recognition for its on-site wellness efforts

encompassing physical activity, healthy eating options and a general culture of


GuideStone’s wellness web site

aims to share some of these resources with Southern Baptist churches and

ministry organizations and their employees.

The site, designed to equip,

inspire and educate, includes quarterly challenges based on GuideStone’s

internal initiatives, participant success stories, wellness tools, healthy

living articles and employer resources.

The first quarterly

challenge, “Go for 10 in ’10,” urges participants to set specific goals for

2010. A University of Scranton study showed that people who make concrete New

Year’s resolutions/goals are 10 times more likely to achieve them than those

who make non-specific goals.

The challenge focuses on

physical, mental, spiritual or financial goals and includes tips on setting

goals and creating an action plan to achieve them.

“In 1 Corinthians, Paul

tells us that our bodies are the ‘temple of the Holy Spirit.’ We must be good

stewards of our health,” Hawkins said. “This wellness web site is just one more

way for GuideStone to help support our participants and employers in their efforts

to practice good stewardship.”