Use health as an entering wedge to reach souls for Christ, through learning and applying lifestyle principles, natural remedies, efficient methods of growing food, cycles of health evangelism, and much more.
Medical missionary work is a highly spiritual work and its goal is to point people to Jesus, the Great Physician. Uchee Pines Institute is ever looking for individuals that are spiritual, faithful, professional, committed, and diligent in service to be trained as medical missionaries.
The two-year Lifestyle Counselor program has been designed to fit men and women who have a burden to be medical missionaries of the highest order. The goal of the program is to prepare these individuals to:
- Effectively educate people in lifestyle principles and natural remedies in an effort to help them bring their lives into harmony with the laws of nature.
- Relieve human suffering and combat disease by using nature’s rational remedies.
- Share in Christ’s ministry of sacrificial service and work to the eternal salvation of those for whom He labors.
- Be prepared to function effectively in the care of the sick in a lifestyle center or mission station.
This program is very demanding and consists of two phases. The first 1-year phase involves classroom instruction in the morning and practical work experience in the afternoon in various departments. In the last two months, practical work experience involves shadowing a senior LC. This experience will prepare them for the six month practicum phase at the end of the program, when a trainee is responsible for full-time guest care and management with direct interaction between the medical staff and lifestyle guests.
Under the direction of the medical staff, the trainee assists with: guest evaluation and management, history taking, physical examination, selecting a course of treatment, and administering appropriate remedies (including nutritional, herbals, hydrotherapy, massage and others).
Trainees, on scheduled days during a session, participate in a medical conference with the medical staff where they present guest concerns and make recommendations on a course of treatment. Afterwards, they accompany their guest(s) to their doctor’s visit. These experiences afford wonderful learning opportunities and provide continuing education.
Trainees give lectures on topics such as: nutrition, exercise, shopping tips, simple natural remedies, and stress management to our guests. Also, they give hands-on classes to our guests as the following: cooking demonstrations, exercise, gardening and the use of natural remedies. In addition, in their daily one-on-one interaction with their assigned guest(s), counselor trainees are given opportunities to further educate and counsel on lifestyle principles and natural remedies, and if welcomed, they may also educate and counsel on spiritual matters.
View the MASTERS HANDBOOK here.
Classes are offered in 12, 4-week blocks, with classroom time occupying one half of the day, and industrial training/work occupying the other half of the day, and with dedicated time set apart for personal devotions and study. Those who successfully complete the entire Lifestyle Educator course (or an equivalent Uchee Pines approved program) are eligible to apply for the Lifestyle Counselor Course.
The total cost for the LC course is $7,500. This amount includes room, board, and tuition for the entire training.
If one is interested in coming for a block (4 weeks), the cost is $700.
Please refer to the MASTERS HANDBOOK for a complete list of the financial policy and work/study option.
Lifestyle Counselor COURSE Block Classes and Dates
July 2019 – June 2020
Block 1 – July 1 – July 31
Upon this Rock (8 Hours)
Biblical Work Ethics (4 Hours)
Christian Standards (16 Hours)
Health Center Orientation (35 Hours)
Medical Terminology (35 Hours)
Block 2 – July 29 – August 25
How to Study the Bible (4 hours)
Christian Standards in: Courtship, Marriage, Dress, Music (20 Hours)
Swedish & Therapeutic Massage (70 Hours)
Block 3 – August 26 – September 22
Daniel & Revelation (16 Hours)
Medical Ministry (10.5 Hours)
Christian Ethics (7 Hours)
Ministry Development (17 Hours)
Christ’s Method (7 Hours)
Tropical Pathology (24.5 Hours)
Christian Administration (10.5 Hours)
Block 4 – September 23 – October 20
Daniel & Revelation (12 Hours)
Christian Management (10.5 Hours)
Human Resource Management (7 Hours)
Common Diseases (35 Hours)
Food Service Management (17.5 Hours)
Block 5 – October 21 – November 17
Stewardship (4 Hours)
Christian Finance & Business Principles (8 Hours)
Therapeutic Nutrition (35 Hours)
Herbal Remedies (35 Hours)
Block 6 – November 18 – December 15
Steps to Christ for Morning Worship (16 Hours)
Canvassing Principles (63 Hours)
Canvassing Practicum (Practicum Length May Vary)
Block 7 – January 6 – February 2
Plan of Salvation (4 Hours)
The Ministry of Healing (8 Hours)
History of Self-supporting Work (4 Hours)
Physiology of Hydrotherapy (17.5 Hours)
Hydrotherapy Practicum (52.5 Hours)
Block 8 – February 3 – March 2
Law of Life (16 Hours)
Phlebotomy & Labs (35 Hours)
Patient Evaluation & Management I (35 of 105 Hours)
Block 9 – March 2 – March 29
Steps to Christ for Morning Worship (12 Hours)
Patient Evaluation & Management II (70 of 105 Hours)
Block 10 – March 30 – April 26
Prophetic Guidance (8 Hours)
Christian Home (4 Hours)
Principles of Mental Health (4 Hours)
Biblical Counseling (52.5 Hours)
Business Evangelism (14 Hours)
Block 11 – April 27 – May 22
Accounting (14 Hours)
Marketing (7 Hours)
Emergency Protocols (7 Hours)
Block 12 – May 25 – June 10
Patient Care (450+ Hours)
PRACTICUM – July 2020 – December 2020
Are you ready to apply?
View the MASTERS HANDBOOK here.
You can now complete a MASTER’S Program (Trainee) Application online!
View the Online Applications post for more information.
Alternatively, you can fill out the MASTER’S Program Application. Send to email@example.com or 30 Uchee Pines Rd. #31, Seale, AL 36875
Fax Number (for the Education Department): 334-855-4549.
HAVE QUESTIONS? Call 334-855-2903.
There are three ways to pay for your $50 application fee.
1. Pay online. Enter the information below. You will be taken to the Paypal website to complete the transaction.
2. Pay by phone. Call the business office at: 334-855-4764 ext. 7005
3. Write a check or money order in U.S. dollars, to “Uchee Pines Institute.” Place trainee name in the memo line. Then, mail it to the following address:
Attn: Education Department
Uchee Pines Institute
30 Uchee Pines Road #31
Seale, Alabama 36875