2019 Schedule at a Glance

See the detailed schedule and presenter bios for more information.

Thursday, April 25 Pre-Retreat

Healthy Congregations Certification Training
1-4 p.m. Health Ministry 101
4-5:30 p.m. Outcomes-Based Planning
7-9 p.m. Program Evaluation & Using Data

Training breaks for dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 26

9 a.m. Check-in Opens
10:00 Keynote: Health is More Than What Happens in Your Doctor’s Office
11:30 Worship
Noon Lunch
12:45 Panel: Community Spotlight
2:15 Brief Break
2:30 Panel: Food and Hunger Issues in Local Communities
3:30 Break
4:00 Breakout Sessions:

  1. How Healthy is Your Community?
  2. Growing Justice Together: The Big Garden Program
  3. Expanded Opportunities for Healthy Congregations
  4. Holy Yoga
  5. Faces of Displacement: Let Their Voices Be Heard

5:30 Dinner
7:00 Friday Night Fun: Folk Music Sing-a-Long with the Neighboring Movement team

Saturday, April 27

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 Worship
8:30 Panel: Behavioral Health – How Communities Can Respond
9:30 Brief Break
9:45 Breakout Sessions:

  1. Offering Affordable Child Care in a Church
  2. Planting Seeds to Better Your Community
  3. Introduction to the Neighboring Movement
  4. Pray as You Go Prayer Walk
  5. What’s Faith Got to do with it? Values, Advance Care Planning: Our Roles as Trusted Messengers

11:00 Keynote: Creating Change in Your Community
12:15 Lunch