Conference participants may choose to enroll in the 4-part workshop "Ministry with the Forgotten;" taught by Bishop Ken Carder OR select four workshops from the list below:
Abundant Living – Rev. Betsy Hall, Author, Pastor for Spiritual Formation and Practice, Providence Church, Nashville, Tennessee
Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness – Kristen Vincent, Author and Speaker
Courageous Conversations – Rev. Scott Hughes, Director of Adult Discipleship; Executive Director of Congregational Vitality and Intentional Discipleship, Discipleship Ministries
Faithful Improvisations: Creative Responses to the Challenges of Aging – Susan Carol Scott
Flourishing in Transitions – Hilda Davis, Author, Integrative Health Therapist, Coach and Counselor
We are the Church. Let’s Act Like It: Bible Study on Book of Acts – Linda Pevey, Author, Pastor, Bethesda UMC, Preston, Maryland
What We Need is Here: Practicing the Heart of Christian Spirituality – L. Roger Owens, Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality and Ministry, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
4-Part Workshop: Ministry with the Forgotten
Note: This option is open only to those who enroll in all four sessions.
In this 4-part workshop, Ken Carder draws on his own experience as a caregiver, hospice chaplain, and pastoral practitioner to portray the gifts as well as the challenges accompanying dementia diseases. He confronts the deep personal and theological questions created by loving people with dementia diseases, demonstrating how living with dementia can be a means of growing in faith, wholeness, and ministry for the entire community of faith.