Clergy Day 2016
The Rt. Rev. John Guernsey
Bishop, Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic
We live in a day when medical care and end-of-life issues continue to increase in complexity. Together we will explore some key overarching principles and practical concerns to better equip clergy and congregations to navigate these often-difficult issues from a biblical, life-affirming perspective. The presentation will include discussion of some of the various forms of Advanced Directives and related documents currently in use and key issues for consideration to better enable each of us to make informed decisions as Christians committed to the sanctity of life.
The Rev. Scott Bailey, assisting priest at Christ Church, South Riding, VA, serves on the chaplain team for University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Hospital and University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital and as a volunteer chaplain for Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital in Delaware. He is an endorsed Chaplain in the Anglican Church in North America.
Handout: Rock Recovery Treatment Resources
Pastoral Care and Disordered Eating: Over 30 million American adults and over 6% of American adolescents suffer from diagnosed eating disorders, and millions more display disordered eating attitudes and behaviors. Yet most of us as pastors have very little knowledge about eating disorders or how to support the individuals and families in our congregations who suffer because of them. This breakout session will familiarize you with the realities of disordered eating and explore helpful (and unhelpful) pastoral responses. You will also learn about treatment options and other referral resources so you can be better equipped to care for your congregation.
Presented by the staff of Rock Recovery: Dr. Carolyn Labrie, Program Director; the Rev. Erin Bair, Chaplain; and Christie Dondero, Executive Director. Rock Recovery is a Christian, not-for-profit organization that supports the journey to freedom from disordered eating through individual recovery and community empowerment programs.
Addictions are rampant in our culture: alcohol, drugs, pornography, electronics, etc. What are the real concerns, what are true addictions and which ones are not? What do we say to a parishioner when they come regarding themselves or a loved one? What are some referral sources for these various addictions?
Tim Teague, Ph.D, is a marriage and family therapist with over thirty years of experience. He served as the Minister of Counseling for Columbia Baptist Church for 14 years and then Truro Church for 16 years.
There are many important questions for clergy to consider about deliverance ministry: What is deliverance ministry? What is my role in discerning whether someone might need deliverance? Should I engage in this ministry or should I refer the person? How should I pray? What further ministry might be appropriate?
Panel presentation and discussion with the Rev. Kathleen Christopher, Associate Rector of The Falls Church Anglican and Director of the Christian Healing Institute; the Rev. Becki Neumann, Rector of Christ Church, South Riding, VA; and the Rev. Clancy Nixon, Rector of Church of the Holy Spirit, Leesburg, VA.