Daniel Plan


What is the Daniel Plan?

The Daniel Plan is a healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. The essentials of Faith and Friends are what we call the “secret sauce” that makes The Daniel Plan so effective. The program benefits are accelerated when done in a supportive community of friends because God designed us to thrive in relationships. We have learned that the process of getting healthy and staying healthy relies on the support and encouragement of friends.

The overarching message of The Daniel Plan is about abundance, not deprivation. The Daniel Plan teaches a step-by-step approach and offers simple ways to incorporate healthy choices into your current lifestyle. Throughout the program you are encouraged to rely on God’s power, and the application of dependable biblical principles.

Weekly Meetings: Two sessions to choose from

Plainfield United Methodist Church will be holding two sessions this spring:

  • Friday evenings: 6:30–8 p.m. April 4 through May 16 (no meeting on Good Friday, April 18)
  • Sunday mornings: 9:45–10:45 a.m. April 6 through May 18 (no meeting on Easter Sunday, April 20)

What are the costs?

Your only costs for the class will be your book(s). Participants are required to purchase their own book(s) before your first meeting. The various Daniel Plan books listed below are available online (e.g., DanielPlan.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble). Some local book stores might have a limited number of these books in stock.

  • Study Guide (required): Each participant (or family) is required to purchase the Daniel Plan Study Guide. This six-week, small group study teaches simple ways to incorporate healthy choices into our curreny lifestyle. It includes Bible study, video discussion questions and notes, practical food and fitness tips to keep you on track each week. $8.49 from DanielPlan.com
  • Book (optional): As a companion to the study guide, the Daniel Plan Book expands on the content discussed in the weekly meeting. Each participant (or family) is strongly encouraged to read this book. $13.99 from DanielPlan.com
  • Journal (optional): Designed so users can record milestones related to all of the Daniel Plan Essentials, the Daniel Plan Journal is an important element for those who want to maximize their potential to experience an all-around healthy lifestyle. $8.99 from DanielPlan.com
  • Cookbook (optional): This four-color Daniel Plan Cookbook: Healthy Cooking for Life is filled with 100 delicious, Daniel Plan-approved recipes that offer an abundance of options to bring healthy cooking back into your kitchen. $17.99 from DanielPlan.com 

Remember, participants are responsible for puchasing their own study guide (and other books if applicable) before your first meeting.

Registration is required, so please click on the “Register Now” circle (top right corner) to reserve your spot!

Daniel Plan Study Guide

Daniel Plan Book

Daniel Plan Journal

Daniel Plan Cookbook

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*Plainfield UMC does own a limited number of workbooks and books for those in financial need. Please contact Pastor Sherry Scates for assistance before your first meeting.