“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)  

Christians hear this Bible verse time and again, and strive to apply this lesson to daily life. Bearing one another’s burdens means being there for one another — in good times and bad, in sickness and in health. This caring fellowship is one of the most powerful aspects of Christianity. 

It’s also why Christian health sharing membership is growing by leaps and bounds. Christian health sharing programs fully embrace and embody the concept of sharing the burden and living by Christ’s example. In faith-based health share programs, members not only share Christian beliefs and values, but also healthcare costs. By distributing these costs across all members, Christian health share programs can significantly reduce medical care expenses for those who participate. 

“Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.” (1 Corinthians 10:24)  

There’s no doubt that people are drawn to Christian health sharing in large part because of the monthly savings and lower healthcare costs. But equally attractive is the sense of community. In faith-based health sharing programs, you’ll often find close-knit groups of people who are there for each other emotionally as well as financially. In the event one family faces an unexpected medical situation or emergency, fellow members come together to help not only with costs but with moral, emotional and spiritual support. That’s what Christians do for one another. 

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” (Hebrews 13:16) 

Living by Christ’s example and pleasing God include taking care of our own health. For this reason, most Christian health sharing programs ask their members to commit to embracing healthy life choices, such as avoiding harmful habits and behaviors that can impact wellness. Members will typically sign a Statement of Beliefs that align with their shared values, and agree to follow certain principals in their daily lives. With a healthier member population, faith-based health share programs are often able to keep healthcare expenses even lower. 

If you’re looking for a fellowship of people who share your values and care about your wellbeing, while also searching for a more affordable alternative to traditional health insurance, Christian health sharing may be a good option for you. Learn more about faith-based health sharing programs, how they work, and who they’re designed for here.