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Healthy Initiative Ministries (HIM)
dba Medical Mobilizers
Healthy Initiative Studies
“Biblical Mentoring for Making Disciples”
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Our non-profit status was approved by IRS in 1996. Healthy Initiative Ministries (HIM) was developed to offer a variety of ministry initiatives. Initially, this involved a broader array of whole person care (physical and spiritual) services. This name allowed us to focus primarily on ministries for and with medical professionals. Thus, we have maintained the domain (URL) of Medical Mobilizers.
Our focus now is twofold: First on offering Healthy Initiative Studies and secondly, on Biblical Mentoring.
We affirm the Biblical command (Great Commission) to “make disciples” who are developing disciple-making disciples. This is more important and needed today than ever. There are two Phases: I. Scripture Memory plus Study using 30 minute weekly phone calls and II. The study of Essentials of Discipleship using the book by that title and my Study Guides using 60 minute weekly calls.
1. “Healthy Initiative Studies”
See our page titled Healthy Initiative Studies for details. The studies of the book titled Addiction and Grace is called “Understanding Yourself: Body, Mind & Spirit is our main resource. Please ask about hosting an informal Healthy Initiative Group Study using these study guides. The aim is to offer these group studies to those needing motivation to take the next step in their pursuit of healthier bodies, minds and spirits – what we call “whole person care”. I am also writing some Study Guides for some favorite books starting with In His Image by Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey. These are detailed two-page summaries of each chapter including discussion questions. They can be used with or without the books. For sure most of the content is taken from the author / book but I do add some of my thoughts and stories. Dr. Brand was one of my mentors while living and continues now as a mentor as an award winning author. They are offered free of charge with the encouragement of a free-will donation. Please see our Donor page to help provide these resources free of charge to others.
2. “Biblical Mentoring for Making Disciples”
As a chaplain ordained in 1983, I continue to serve as a coach / counselor / mentor to encourage and equip saints for the works of service as directed in Ephesians 4. We are currently working with non-medical individuals but ultimately, the goal is to work with some health professionals in their faith, practice and service. This may include life coaching for career decisions; discipleship training or mentoring; resources for evangelism, ethics, marriage & family, etc.
Phase I involves memorizing one of the 60 verses in the Topical Memory System (TMS) produced by the Navigators. I have written 12 study guides for the book titled Essentials of Discipleship written by Francis Crosgrove. My preference is to personally disciple or mentor one person from your fellowship group or organization with the plan that we have in place for multiplication. Each person trained signs an agreement that they will proceed immediately to train another person willing to be disciples / trained. To clarify, we use the same general training material with both non-medical individuals and medical professionals. The discussions are tailored to the individual’s life and needs.
I have reworked the Topical Memory System TMS on pocket sized cards with verses broken down in phrases that make memorization much easier. You will find these 60 verses in five sections with the sub-themes at Topical Memory System.
Click HERE for our TMS Order Form for our unique version of these memory cards (60 verses using NIV).
We also help to “Mobilize Support for Nonprofits”using our Switch&Support Funding Plan”
To help fund our own nonprofit ministry while seeking to support other participating charities and other nonprofit organizations with great causes, we have developed a plan called the Switch&Support Funding Plan. See our Switch&Support tab or go to www.switchandsupport.org. You can select your preferred organization (most are nonprofits and most are ministries) for us to support after you select, use and pay for the Energy and Wireless services being offered by this funding plan. The goal is to have most of the funding we need for Medical Mobilizers from this program.
My “Tent-Making” Income Producing Projects:
I have some other commitments / projects / developments. I have been involved in the BUV Ministry since 2006. This unique off-road vehicle is offered by the Institute for Affordable Transportation (IAT) in Indianapolis. I am grateful God has used my skills to help promote the BUV mission which is “Providing Hope, Connecting People, and Transforming Lives” with the vision “To create rural transport solutions which allow the poor to thrive in Africa and beyond”. We have seen this rugged vehicle become a solution to improve the effectiveness of medical mission work in rural Africa and other countries where lack of adequate transportation directly affects the delivery of necessary health care. To learn more, go to www.drivebuv.org.
Well, one thing leads to another as they say. I have been asked to help develop a new division of IAT / BUV for what we are calling MobiTrikes which can be found at MobiTrikes.com. This unique electric cargo trike that we call a MOBI Hauler can haul 300 hundred pounds of cargo on a bed with strong springs / suspension. Our slogan is that the Mobi Can Haul It. Here is a drawing of the Mobi Trike:
There is nothing exactly like this on the market for a price of $2995. The vision is to generate sales in the US for additional income to advance the BUV work and then seek to find ways it can be of value in countries where it too can create transport solutions which allow the poor to thrive in Africa and beyond. We are taking orders now as well as searching for the unique markets for this valuable resource. We know this Mobi Hauler will be of value as a strong cargo trike in manufacturing factories, zoos, colleges, etc.
I can be reached at 615-238-4035 or you can leave a message at 615-538-4523. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
By God’s Grace,
Ephesians 4:11-13 (Encouraging and Equipping the Saints for Works of Service)
Ron Lively, M.Div., M.A.
Founder / Executive Director
HIM – dba Medical Mobilizers
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