It is God’s desire that each of us may have an abundant life (John 10:10), and that means abundance of physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing. These areas of our lives are all interconnected and cannot be neglected if we want to experience whole person health. Our God has lovingly given us divine principles to follow in order to achieve optimal health, and we are called to receive the many benefits of living by these principles. We believe our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and we must care for it intelligently so we can fully experience God’s presence and discern His will in our lives.

By adopting the most healthful lifestyle with adequate exercise, rest, and a healthy diet, by abstaining from things that harm our mind and body, by nurturing healthy interpersonal relationships, by maintaining a positive outlook and hopeful attitude, and by seeking to know God deeply and trusting in His leading of our lives, we can begin to experience an abundant life today while also making a positive impact in the lives of those around us.


Adventist WholeHealth, a ministry supporting the work of the Pennsylvania Conference, oversees our Health Ministries. Dr. Erwin Hein is interim director. You can contact AHWN at 610.685.9900 to learn how they can resource and support your outreach ministries.

Dr. Erwin Hein, a physical therapist and experienced health educator, is passionate about a healthy lifestyle and enthusiastic about sharing health promotion messages with others. Dr. Hein, who holds a PhD in public health and a master’s degree in education, served for more than ten years as a college professor at Universidad Adventista del Plata in his home country of Argentina. He is married to Nadia, and enjoys sports and nature.