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THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH
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THE SERENITY CHALLENGE: A PLAN FOR TACKLING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC in THE CHURCH

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An exciting weight loss (and wellness challenge). This 12 month grant-funded program called "'The Serenity Challenge" will help YOU spread the message of good health nationwide, to individuals and …

An exciting weight loss (and wellness challenge). This 12 month grant-funded program called "'The Serenity Challenge" will help YOU spread the message of good health nationwide, to individuals and the religious community.

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  • 1. A Plan for Tackling the Obesity Epidemic in the Church Michelle Edmonds, M.A., M.Ed. Public Health Educator Sr. Nutritionist | Author pastorsforum3.eventbrite.com
  • 2. PRESENTATION from the THE PASTOR’S FORUM II on OBESITY June 2, 2014 Pastorsforum3.eventbrite.com 2
  • 3. 3 Pastor Shakir Pastor at Lawrence Shakir Ministries Alpharetta, Georgia Owen Williams Pastor at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Jamaica, New York Elder Ernest E. Richard Jr. Power to Stand Outreach Ministries Founder/Coordinator/Advisor WBGR Radio, Sales Representative Washington, D.C. metro
  • 4. 4 Pastor Wilton DeGraffe Sr. Pastor Grace Gospel Tabernacle (718) 690-1238 Queens Village, New York
  • 5. Background The pilot was launched May, 2013 and funded October, 2013 The author is Michelle Edmonds, M.A., M.Ed., owner and co-founder of The Serenity Weight Loss and Detoxification© Program©, a NY corporation established in 1992. The corporation has serviced over 12,000 5
  • 6.  1.Does the program have a low cost door opener?  2. Does the program have the ability to become self-sustaining?  3. Is the program action-oriented, leading to quick, measurable results?  4. Does the program emphasize service over products?  5. Is the program replicable? 6
  • 7. 86% of all Serenity Challengers are diagnosed diabetic at the time of intake or “discover” that their lab work has been showing high glucose readings 95% of all Serenity Challengers have been diagnosed with High Blood Pressure 7
  • 8. Vision Eliminate obesity and promote wellness self care throughout the body of Christ 8
  • 9. ~Dream Team Development~ 1.SCHEDULE INTAKE with NUTRITIONIST http://www.vcita.com/v/michelleedmonds 2. ORGANIZE your FOCUS GROUP Select 3-5 people who will test the program with you Your Dream TEAM will emerge; keep casting the net and repeat the process until it does. 3. SCHEDULE NUTRITIONAL BOOT CAMP for you and you group bootcampschedule.eventbrite.com 4. TESTIFY Share YOUR personal success Share the results of your FOCUS GROUP Tell the success of other TEAM SERENITY members 9
  • 10. THE IDEAL CHALLENGER  Male or female  200 lbs or more  Over 30 yrs of age  Diagnosed with 1 or more of the following epidemic health conditions: High blood pressure|diabetes|renal failure or weakness| prostate cancer| Cholesterol For church-based initiatives, no one is excluded. However, we are most concerned with those most “at-risk” 10
  • 11. YOU CHURCH PASTOR NUTRITIONIST Naturopathic or Medical Doctor Fitness instructor 11
  • 12. 12 http://youtu.be/na5I3Y5mupM
  • 13. Dr. Joel Wallach @ World Changers Church, with Dr. Creflo A. Dollar September, 2010 Part 1 and II http://youtu.be/SAKnNU4zeCY?t=5s (Part I) http://youtu.be/27NZu39JXO8 (Part II) 13
  • 14. INVITE YOUR FOCUS GROUP TO THE TEAM CALLS Save Your Life Non-drug medical solutions Nutritional education Self-care EVERY Monday 7 p.m. EST (530) 881-1400 Access# 591 178 14
  • 15.  Keith Ward, J.D. Sr. Executive Marketing Director| @ Youngevity Causes Keith L cares about: Civil Rights and Social Action Economic Empowerment Education Health Politics Poverty Alleviation Mandeville, New Orleans Pastor Wilton DeGraffe Sr. Pastor Grace Gospel Tabernacle Executive Marketing Director @ Youngevity Holds 2 black belts in martial arts/ Prior NYC DOC Self Defense| Defensive Tactics and Weapons Instructor Queens Village, NY Michelle Edmonds, M.A., M.Ed. Public Health Educator Sr. Nutritionist | Author Serenity Weight Loss and Detoxification Program© Sr. Executive Marketing Director @ Youngevity Developer| Primary coach for THE SERENITY CHALLENGE15© Atlanta, Georgia15
  • 16. Elaine Maye, MSW,LCSW-R, CFC Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist/ Executive Marketing Director @ Youngevity Bayside, New York Cheryl Ancrum, D.D.S| J.D. Dentist/Attorney Regional Marketing Director@ Youngevity Co-Author; Sustainable Social Enterprises Individual & Family Services Uniondale, New York 16
  • 17. Fat in Church  www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/03/obesity-epidemic-in-america- churches/ Why Going to Church Can Make You Fat  http://healthland.time.com/2011/03/24/why-going-to-church-can-make-you- fat/ Frequent Church Goers, Frequently Fatter  http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/24/frequent-church-goers-frequently- fatter/ Ga. Pastor: Churches Full of Fat Sheep, Super-Sized on Religion  http://www.christianpost.com/news/ga-pastor-churches-full-of-fat-sheep- super-sized-on-religion-54666/ Join The Wellness Coalition: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/WELLNESS-COALITION- 4770159/about  17

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