About The Center For Living Well

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.

  • When there are problems in your marriage, it spills over to your kids, to your physical health, to your faith, and even to your ability to work productively. In fact, research shows a connection between marriage and longer life expectancy, living above the poverty line, better mental health in children, and lower rates of juvenile delinquency.1
  • When there are problems with your health, whether it be from an illness or being out of shape or chronic dieting or being on the weight yo-yo, it affects you emotionally, relationally, mentally, and spiritually. Research shows that faith improves a person's ability to cope with illness, that there is a connection between obesity and diminished mental and emotional health, and that nondieting approaches to eating promote psychological health.2
  • The same is true for every other part of your life - career and finances, mental and emotional well-being, family and friends, faith, and self-esteem. Everything about you is interconnected and interdependent.

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.

Our Vision

To help individuals everywhere experience healing, transformation and wholeness through the love of Christ, regardless of income.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing tools which help people become a healthy and integrated self, dependent on God, in community with others.

Core Values

We are a Christ-centered wellness community that is committed to:

  • Loving one another with a Christ-like love, in action and truth (John 13:34-35; 1John 3:18)
  • Generously serving with a pure heart, good conscience, and sincere faith (1 Tim 1:5)
  • Continuously learning, developing, and growing toward wholeness through the integration of heart, soul, mind, and strength. This occurs through the unification and interdependence of the self with God and others. (Mark 12:30)
  • Teaching with integrity, dignity and sound speech and living out what we believe with honesty, authenticity and accountability. (Titus 2:7-8)
  • Reaching out and serving the poor, lost, rejected, broken hearted, and those in bondage. (Isaiah 61:1-3)

Our Statement of Faith

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

Our Leadership

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

Contact Us

Give us a call, (480) 505-3825

Find us,
1655 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85224