Oelkers spoke to her shut buddy, Chris McCoy, about serving to create a gaggle that provides a protected setting for assist and encouragement of well being and wellness targets. McCoy agreed to assist co-lead the group, and the church’s elders accredited the creation of the ministry group.
Oelkers selected the identify FAITH5 as an acronym for Meals and Buddies, Exercise, Inspiration, Belief and Fact, and Well being and Happiness. The quantity 5 symbolizes 5 factors of religion: religion in God, religion in your self, religion in others, religion in right now and religion sooner or later.
Oelkers hosts the group at 2:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays on the United Methodist Church in Cozad and at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursdays at Lexington Christian Church. The teams observe social distancing, and masks are optionally available at Lexington and required at Cozad.
Members observe no matter program they select or the suggestions of their docs. The half-hour conferences concentrate on methods, exploring vitamin and setting small achievable targets. There’s an optionally available scale check-in earlier than the assembly begins, however Oelkers doesn’t need anybody to really feel strain at FAITH5.
“I don’t need anybody to dread coming in right here. We’re all making an attempt to set extra well being targets versus weight reduction targets, though most everybody desires to lose some weight. My opinion is that if we get all these different elements in place the place you’re making more healthy decisions, you’re shifting extra, you’re caring concerning the high quality of the gasoline that you’re feeding your self, the dimensions will reply favorably over time. We’re about greater than a quantity on a scale,” Oelkers stated.