Health Committee Dinner Meeting
by invitation only
Monday, January 9
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Whole congregation health: Being relevant to your community, church family and Millennials
The Ministry of Healing is not confined to a book – it is being demonstrated day after day through the work of your community hospitals, clinics and care givers – as well as some congregations. They need you!
Being relevant to the felt needs of both your surrounding community and congregation is not just about weight control – but more importantly “voice” control: being able to listen then speak with insight and understanding then facilitating a response to the needs that arise.
In this seminar you will learn about:
  1. IMAGINE – a vision for whole health
  2. The 150 year Adventist health legacy and Adventist Health System ministry
  3. It is more than diet- it includes trust, relationships, listening, advocacy and action
  4. Integrating Creation Health with congregations and community entities
  5. How you can partner with your community hospital to improve the health of the surrounding neighborhoods.
Tuesday, January 10
9:45 am - 11:00 am

Peter Bath, D.Min. M.B.A
Regional VP Mission and Ministry
Adventist Health System
Florida Hosptal
West Florida Region

Sowing the seeds: Community connections through health ministry
Think a small church can't have a big community impact? Find out how a rural congregation in East Tennessee launched its community\'s largest health-focused event, Let's Move Day, then leveraged those connections to help organize and support a county-wide community garden and healthy foods program. Hear about answered prayers, incredible successes, an uncertain future and lessons learned along the way
Tuesday, January 10
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Larisa Brass
Health Ministries Leader
Lenoir City Seventh-day Adventist Church/Loudon County Health Improvement Council

Tuesday, January 10
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

How to implement a relevant, and effective Health Ministries
How to implement a relevant, and effective Health Ministries workshop will provide a practical, and contemporary view of the ministry. It will demonstrate tools that can be utilized in the implementation process. It will present successful, and contemporary methods, that can be utilized in order to connect with different communities. Also, the seminar will address how to develop the whole process of implementation.

The topics of the presentation includes:
  • Contemporary Health Ministries Overview
  • Community and Church Assessment
  • Administration and Church Support
  • Ministry development, and funding,
  • Ministry implementation and Evaluation.
Wednesday, January 11
9:45 am - 11:00 am
Luis Biazotto
Greater New York Conference

A House of Hope and Healing
Faith Community Nurses positively impact the footprints of the community. This seminar will review the benefits of having a Faith Community Nurse in the church and how this role enhances the services provided to the church and the community.
Wednesday, January 11
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Anthony Medley
Senior Pastor
Emmanuel-Brinklow Seventh-day Adventist Church

Betsy Johnson, BSN, RN, FCN
Faith Community Nurse
Emmanuel Brinklow SDA Church