Churches Use Vibrant Life to Reach Others

October 23, 2014 | Carl Parker

It has been said that Jesus spent a lot of time healing people. It has also been said, and maybe you have heard it said, that the health message is the right arm of the gospel. Vibrant Life magazine supports the ideas of healthy living. It is the oldest health magazine in the United States and promotes health principles that help people live a healthy lifestyle.

It seems like some churches have not only heard it but have begun to implement this thought in their outreach programs. Members are using Vibrant Life to reach out to their friends, neighbors and relatives.

Beginning late spring 2014, churches were contacted to encourage their members to become involved in a health outreach campaign using this magazine. Nearly 100 subscriptions have been processed, and the commitment of another 60 from the Whipple Creek Church in Ridgefield, Wash., and Salem Central Church will bring the total to 160. And there are more to come.

The personal ministries department of the Stone Tower Church in Portland has gone a step further by providing $3 toward the purchase of each subscription as an incentive for its members to sponsor their friends, neighbors, relatives and even church visitors. “We have found this project to be a wonderful way to reach out to our friends and community not only about a healthy way to live, but it opens doors to share the gospel," explains Tom Limnell, personal ministries coordinator. "This has proven to be a very effective entering wedge.”

This is a wonderful gift that can be used for church visitors, new interests and people attending special events at the church. If you or your church would like to get involved, you may go to or call 503-893-9022.