1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own,
You were bought with a price [purchased with a [a]preciousness and paid for, [b]made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.
Good Life Ministry Vision and Mission
Welcome to the Love Quest International Church Good Life Ministry! The vision of The Good Life Ministry is to see the body of Christ living from wholeness in body, soul and spirit and to be a pillar of health in our local and global communities. As people become more aware on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, we want to aim to be an excellent example as to how as ambassadors for Christ, we steward and nurture the temple that God gave us to house His spirit. The core mission for this ministry is to encourage and educate the church about being proactive in our health & wellness, and to bring awareness as to how it impacts us and the world around us.
In the last year we have implemented regular fasting periods in which we eliminate certain foods and we couple it with regular corporate prayer which LQIC sees as an important part of our church culture. As believers we are taught in the word (Matthew 17:21-
But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.) to fast & pray on a regular basis to rid of our fleshly desires and become more intimate and sensitive to the Holy Spirit. We have provided and will continue to provide nutritional & fitness support and resources throughout these fasting periods and on a regular basis to encourage healthy, active and vibrant lifestyles lived in wholeness. As we purge certain unhealthy patterns and incorporate healthy habits, we individually and collectively become better equipped to be utilized to our fullest potential as vessels for God and His plan.
We are blessed to have a church that sees the value in sharing this important component to wholeness and in its first year have seen people’s mindsets and attitudes towards health and wellness shift exponentially. It’s extremely rewarding to witness freedom and breakthroughs as people push themselves outside of their comfort zones. It is also important that we ensure that everybody feels included and able to engage in the Good Life Ministry. We embrace the diversity within our church family and want to empower each person to feel that they too can participate given the right tools and resources to fit their needs.
Good Life Ministry Leaders:
Natalia Lavaggi: Ministry Director and Nutritional Consultant
Daniela Tempesta: Fitness Instructor & Dancer
There are currently two facets of this ministry which includes nutrition/wellness & fitness. The nutritional resources and guidance is provided by myself. For the last 8 years of my life I have had a deep passion for health and wellbeing due to overcoming health challenges in my adolescence and have since become a health and wellness consultant and blogger. You can expect me to share healthy recipes, tips and challenges here on the website as well as sprinkle them in to our church social media pages as a way to engage people inside and outside of Love Quest who may also have an interest to this.
The Good Life ministry also interacts and partners with the LQIC Hospitality team to help provide healthy alternatives for events and post service food and snacks. In 2019 I aim to begin to thread in the Good Life with the Sling Shot Krew to provide the children’s ministry healthy snack options as well as exercise to incorporate these principles as the children grow up.
Daniela Tempesta is an incredibly enthusiastic and vibrant fitness instructor and Dancer! She contributes by leading LQIC in exercises and stretches during leadership meetings, provides personal fitness training and engages us in fitness challenges during fasting periods. She keeps it fun and open to all ages and levels of fitness which we appreciate so much. If you want to improve your fitness level or have any questions regarding overall fitness, she is an excellent resource and wealth of information. Her joyful energy automatically inspires people to get their bodies moving and more active when she teaches!
As we begin 2019 year with the ANCHORED FAST we are excited to see ourselves grow in capacity and stretch our abilities and willingness to go the extra mile as living sacrifices to God. We welcome and encourage questions and feedback from everyone as we grow and learn from each of you. The Good Life Ministry is incredibly honoured to serve and empower you while you live your life on THE LOVE QUEST.