Welcome to the EmPOWERED and Well online Church Challenge

Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, the online church challenge can now be accessed from the comfort of your home.  Please register to receive weekly emails with the health lessons. 

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Welcome to the online Church Challenge

The online Church Challenge is a 12-week interactive program to support and inspire churches on their congregation’s health journey. The program is offered to churches that aren’t participating in the EmPOWERED and Well Healthier Church Challenge.

Timeline: Mar. 2 - May 18, 2020

Incentive:

  • Two churches, one small (500 members or less) and one large (501 or more members) will have the chance at a $1,000 incentive.
  • The incentive will be based upon cumulative attendance taken from the quiz completions.  The winning churches will be decided by the number of participants relative to the size of the congregation. 

Grant announcement will be made June 5.

Weekly Program Snapshot - Transition to Home Based Program

Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, the online church challenge can now be accessed from the comfort of your home.

Please register to receive weekly emails with the health lessons. Click here to register if you have questions, please email us at Empoweredtoserve@heart.org 

1.   Get your church group together once a week to view one of 12 online health lessons. All lesson materials will be provided in a weekly email to the church ambassador.

2.     Group attendees will take a quick online quiz after each health lesson. Attendance will be measured through the weekly quizzes.

3. EmPOWER your church group to take the lessons beyond the classroom by getting healthier and serving your community. Take action and grow your health ministry. Advocate for healthier lives for all. EmPOWER Change.

WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) welcomes you to the Online Empowered and Well Healthier Church Challenge

 Sherry Thompson, Senior VP of Community Engagement & Activation at WW, welcomes you to the 12-week online challenge.  We are committed to partnering with churches to help expand your health and wellness programs, ultimately helping your members live their best, healthiest life.

 

Why was the online Church Challenge created?

Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. The American Heart Association and WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) are committed to ensuring equitable health for all people. We are on a mission to support the ongoing health journeys of African American women and their faith-based communities.

Who will lead the program?

A church ambassador will sign up their group for the challenge and will receive information and tools to guide their group through the 12-week program. Enrollment is open through Feb. 27, please email us at empoweredtoserve@heart.org for more information.

 

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Ambassador Resources 

Adobe Connect Instructions

In anticipation of the EmPOWERED and Well online Church Challenge launch next week, we want you to get familiar with the Adobe Connect platform.  

Online Challenge Toolkit

Because we’re dedicated to ensuring equitable health and quality of life for all, we’ve made this program easily accessible for your members.

To help you and your health ministry implement the program, we have provided a toolkit that includes health lessons, printable announcements, and clergy talking points.  

Sponsor Recognition

WW is proud to support the American Heart Association® in ensuring equitable health and quality of life for all.

Sponsor Recognition