Launching a New Biblical Approach to Weight Loss

Jan 5, 2024

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For thousands of years, Christians have come together to care for each other and carry each other's burdens. Based on the New Testament example in Acts 4:32-35, Medi-Share has been sharing healthcare burdens since 1993.


One special way Medi-Share members elected to care for each other is through the Health Partnership Program, in which members receive personalized health coaching and guidance to meet the goal of preventing and managing lifestyle-related health conditions. This program has improved the health of our community and saved members millions of dollars over the years.


Its Here!

Today, Medi-Share is excited to announce our new biblically-based approach to weight loss through our exclusive Health Partnership Coaching Program for Weight Loss! Over 70% of Americans struggle with weight and weight-related health conditions, and we desire to offer a biblical solution.

Health Partnership Coaching is a Christ-centered program that is all about learning the best evidence-based principles of health, then incorporating a series of proven habits that truly create lifelong behavior change. Participants have access to a personal certified health coach who is there every step of the way to pray with them and support them throughout their unique wellness journey.

Program Diagram: Spiritual Foundation > Nutrition Plan > Exercise Daily > Sleep Routine > Stress & Time Management

What is a Biblical Approach to Weight Loss?

First of all, weight loss itself is not the end goal. Being a good steward of one’s body to maintain good health for God’s glory is the real objective — and this is biblical.


Let’s clarify: The number on the scale has nothing to do with your value or worth. Your appearance has nothing to with your salvation or how the Lord views you.


1 Samuel 16:7b says, … The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”


However, being significantly overweight (or underweight) can lead to serious, debilitating health concerns.


God created people in His own image and for His glory. (Col. 1:16) This body God gave you is the vehicle you have to live in while on this earth, and you are to treat it with respect and love. This is not a call to be selfish or vain, but to be a good steward of your own body.


1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”


Key Principles of the Health Partnership Coaching Program for Weight Loss:

  • Bodily stewardship for the glory of God
  • Whole health approach with Christ at the center
  • Long-term success through evidence-based health recommendations
  • Behavior change through systematic habit formation
  • Personalized support from a Christian certified health coach
  • Goal setting and consistent feedback for sustainable success
  • Prayer


What People Are Saying

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Interested in Learning More?

We are so excited to launch this new program to our Health Partnership members! Medi-Share Health Partners are invited to join us on this unique journey to health from a biblical perspective at no additional charge. Contact a health coach from your Member Center for more information.


All Medi-Share members can learn more about our health and wellness philosophy from our Wellness Foundations page

Contact a health coach now

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