|8–8:30 am||Registration – Breakfast & Fellowship|
|8:30–8:40 am||Welcome – Sally Wiggin, WTAE-TV|
|Opening Prayer – The Rev. Barry Mariana, Pastoral Life Pastor, Christ Church at Grove Farm|
|Welcome – The Rev. Canon Dr. Jay Geisler, Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh|
|8:40–9 am||Opening Remarks – “Healthy Choices”– The Rt. Rev. James Hobby, Bishop, Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh|
|9–10 am|| Keynote Speaker – Pastor David Kornfield, Ph.D., Author, Missionary & International Trainer
“Helping Healthy Churches Grow by Cultivating Healthy Pastors”
|10–10:15 am||Break & Visit Display Tables|
|10:15–11:30 am||Session One (Five Tracks)|
|1A. Opiate Toolkit for Clergy
Pastors and churches can play an active role in responding to the opiate crisis in our community. Learn about the problem and how you can help those families suffering from addiction.
|2A. Putting on the Mind of Christ
This workshop will provide practical strategies for changing your automatic thoughts to deliberately chosen thoughts.
|3A. Who Cares?
Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities have many needs. How can churches encourage, assist, and develop caregivers?
|4A. Caring for the Incarcerated
The panel will focus on multiple ways that people can assist the incarcerated and their families.
|5A. Value of the Person
Improve the church workplace and inspire your congregation
by applying Biblical principles.
|11:30 – 12:30 pm||Lunch & Visit Display Tables|
|12:30 – 1:45 pm||Session Two (Five Tracks)|
|1B. Families and Interventions
Families can help their loved ones accept help for addictions through a process called family interventions. Learn how to help families who are in the midst of crisis.
|2B. Trauma: What Every Spiritual Leader Needs to Know
This workshop will provide perspective and intervention methods to meet the needs of traumatized persons.
|3B. Ministering to Teens for Total Wellness
Learn how churches can support teenagers and effectively work with them.
|4B. A Pastoral Response to Gun Violence in our Community
Panelists will share their experiences working in the community to address public safety, gun and youth violence. Learn how pastors can help heal those who suffer from violence.
|5B. Slaying the Giants that Kill our Interdependence
Learn how pastors can develop care structures with peers including mentoring and small groups to help deal with emotional and spiritual challenges of ministry.
|1:45—2 pm||Break Visit Display Tables|
|2—3:15 pm||Session Three (Five Tracks)|
|1C. ABC’s of Addiction and Recovery
Learn the basics of addiction and recovery including the Christian roots of 12 Step Programs.
|2C. Eating Disorders
Eating disorders destroy people’s health and can be life threatening. Learn how to treat mind, body, and spirit.
|3C. The Elderly & Aging—Forgetting but not Forgotten
Learn practical spiritual ways to minister to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
|4C. Working with the Homeless
A discussion of how pastors can help the homeless in our neighborhoods.
|5C. Soul Care
Join us in this interactive workshop to deepen our sensitivity and responsiveness to the life of the spirit and to evoke Spirit-Life in those entrusted to our care.
|3:15–3:30 pm||Break Visit Display Tables|
|3:30–4 pm|| The Reunion Gatherings
Catholics and Protestants are coming together in Pittsburgh
to pray and build relationships with each other in this anniversary
year of the Protestant Reformation.