An initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.” (3 John 2, NRSV) “[God] has given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.” (Genesis 1:29, NRSV) “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (I Corinthians 3:16, NRSV) “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1, NRSV) “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. [Jesus Christ] came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10, NRSV)

Partners in Health and Wholeness, an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches, is designed to bridge issues of faith and health together. In order to live out the example of Jesus Christ – someone who dedicated his life to healing the sick, guiding the lost, comforting the downcast, and even raising the dead – this initiative seeks to provide people of faith with the tools necessary to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. By improving the health and well-being of people of faith, we hope to impact the larger community and ultimately reduce the health care burden on our state.



Our certification program for the 2015 year will be closing on November 9, 2015. Applications submitted after November 9 for the 2015 year will not be reviewed. Please check back with our site for additional information regarding the 2016 Certification program and application.


During this time we will be working on program improvements. Our hope is to make this process easier and more accommodating for our congregations. If you would like to provide feedback about the certification program, please take this 5 minute survey. Upon completion, you will be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 5 prizes. Survey submission ends November 23, 2015. Raffle winners will be announced December 7, 2015. The website will be updated at a later time for 2016 certification program and application information. Thank you for your work in leading healthier, more fulfilling lives and your patience in this time of change.