Rick Mautz – Denver, Colorado … Rick Mautz, the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC) Health Ministry director and president of the Adventist Association of Health and Wellness Coaching, was a featured speaker at the North American Division (NAD) Health Summit Intensive in Columbia, Maryland, April 26-28.

Health ministry leaders from all over NAD came together to share and learn how to ignite their local churches to reach their communities through the methods that Christ chose to touch this world during His time on Earth. They explored ways to pass Christ-like reflective skills to their local communities.

Rick Mautz and Dr. Ernie Medina, Health Coaching instructor at Loma Linda School of Health, held a session introducing their new training program “Listen, Inspire, Facilitate and Transform” (LIFT). This program is inspired from Jesus’s way of coaching, designed to train church members how to better reflect the character of Christ through following His principles of personal connection in all areas of contact.

“These are Christ’s principles that will help every area of ministry and personal relationships fulfill the gospel commission of reflecting to our world the character of the God we serve,” explained Mautz.

The summit also included eight other three-day classes on subjects including “ENGAGE: Ministry to Youth and Young Adults,” “Health Everlasting,” “Faith Community Nursing,” and “Soul Shop: Workshop on Suicide Prevention.” Up to 15 participants attended these sessions.

Mautz was also part of a two-day strategic planning session of the NAD Health Ministry Department to clarify the work of this important ministry and provide the best leadership for our unions, conferences, and local churches.

Mautz concluded, “God is moving and inspiring the work in the North American Division, and we are thrilled to be a part of His right arm today.”

The “LIFT” program training is currently online on the RMC Health Ministry website. Click here for more information.

—Rick Mautz, PT MS, is RMC Health Ministry director and director of the Rocky Mountain Lifestyle Center. Photos supplied.