EmPOWERED and Well Virtual Faith Community

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About the Virtual Faith Community 

The EmPOWERED and Well Virtual Faith Community is designed to support the mental, physical and spiritual health and well-being of faith communities everywhere during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Partnership Center COVID-19 : Recommended Preventative Practices and FAQs for Faith-Based and Community Leaders

Why establish the virtual Faith Community? 

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What are the Virtual Faith Community lessons? 

The EmPOWERED and Well Virtual Faith Community health lessons consist of  12 weekly, 30-minute EmPOWERED and Well Healthier Church Challenge lessons developed by the American Heart Association.

  • They’re available to all faith-based communities, regardless of denomination, culture or background.

  • The health lessons aren’t connected to any financial incentives or wellness celebrations.

  • The lessons are self-paced and can be watched or listened to live via Zoom on Saturday mornings or later as online Adobe Connect recordings. See additional instructions for the online program below.

Accessing the Health Lessons Online

A recording of each lesson will be available via Adobe Connect on the Monday following its live Saturday presentation using the links below.

Adobe Connect Instructions

Watch the 1st  Town Hall Meeting

We encourage all  faith-based communities to learn more about the EmPOWERED and Well Virtual Faith Community by watching our Town Hall meeting with Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, the AHA’s chief medical officer for prevention, and Pastor Sonjia B. Dickerson of Dayspring Family Church in Dallas. 

Dr. Sanchez provided the latest updates on COVID-19 and advice on what you can do to help your church congregants and community stay healthy while sheltering in place. Pastor Dickerson shared words of inspiration on how we will get through this public health crisis together and her testimony of transformation in the Healthier Church Challenge.