We are committed to serving in a way that helps prevent and negate the conditions that negatively affect a person's health, while improving their overall well-being. The Center for Living Well is a non-profit ministry that helps individuals, couples, and families find healing, wellness and wholeness through Christ-centered wellness programs and retreats.
We live in the day and age of the greatest medical advances man has ever known. Yet, Americans continue to get unhealthier. It is commonly known and accepted that most health concerns are connected to emotional issues, psychological issues, spiritual turmoil, and relational problems which manifest physically or exacerbate medical problems.
Most people try to compartmentalize the various aspects of their lives. Work goes in the "Work" box. Faith goes in the "Faith" box or maybe the "Church" box. Your marriage, kids, health, fitness, finances, and other relationships all get their own boxes as well. As much as we try to keep those boxes separate, life just does not work that way. You are a whole person - heart, mind, spirit, and body. When one part of yourself or your life isn't working, all the other parts will be affected.
Because we are integrated beings, all of these factors affect a person's health and wellness. While many in the medical community want to treat the whole person, seeing the necessity of addressing more than just a person's physical health, most just do not have the bandwidth or the resources to offer such care. There is a need for the wellness community to come alongside the medical community in order to treat the whole person in a way that is financially feasible to everyone, regardless of income level.
The Center for Living Well fills the gap and meets that need. We are committed to serving in a way that helps prevent and negate the conditions that negatively affect a person's health, while improving their overall well-being. The Center for Living Well is a non-profit ministry that helps individuals, couples, and families find healing, wellness and wholeness through Christ-centered wellness programs and retreats. All of our programs focus on the integration and wellness of the whole-person, heart (relational wellness), mind (mental well-being), soul (spiritual wellness), and strength (health and fitness). Offerings include Christ-centered classes, workshops and seminars in personal growth and development, physical fitness, yoga and Pilates, Bible study and meditation, mindful eating and nutrition, marriage and family, wellness retreats, yoga retreats, and more.
To help individuals everywhere experience healing, transformation and wholeness through the love of Christ, regardless of income.
We are dedicated to providing tools which help people become a healthy and integrated self, dependent on God, in community with others.
We are a Christ-centered wellness community that is committed to:
We believe there is only one God, who exists for all eternity in three persons as the Trinity; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Revelation 1:8)
We believe that God has revealed Himself to us both through His creation and His Word. (Romans 1:20, Hebrews 1:3)
We believe God continues to reveal Himself to His people through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:9, John 16:13-14, 1 Corinthians 2:12-14, 2 Corinthians 6:16)
We believe that there is only one way to God through His Son Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 43:10-13, John 14:6)
We believe that God made forgiveness and redemption available to all whom accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. (1 Timothy 2:3-4, John 3:16-18, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5)
We believe the Bible is absolute truth. It is the divinely authored and authoritative Word of God. It is complete in its current canonical form. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Luke 24:27)
We believe that those who are His will be made known by their love for God and for all people. (Mark 12:30, John 13:34-35)
1 Institute for American Values, "Why Marriage Matters, Second Edition," 2005; 2 Religion and Coping with Serious Medical Illnesses, article by Koenig, Larson and Larson, in Annals of Psychopharmacology, 2001; How Obesity Affects Mental and Emotional Health, article by Pawlik-Kienlen, 2007; Help, Not Harm: Psychological Foundation for Nondieting Approach toward Health, article by McFarlane, Polivy and McCabe, in Journal of Social Issues, 1999
Leadership is a fundamental aspect of who we are and what we do. All of our leaders are dedicated to the vision, mission, values, and statement of faith of this ministry. Our current leadership team consists of Dawn Rutledge, Co-Executive Director; Jennifer Miller, Co-Executive Director; and Shirley Berthelet, Executive Director of Canadian Division. Learn more about our leadership