Mission Accomplished

April 26-28, 2024

Columbia, MD, USA

During this intensive weekend training, you will gain practical skills on how to utilize some of our most effective ministry programs.  Join us to become equipped for effective ministry.

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The Weekend at a Glance

Schedule Overview

2:00 pm | Check-in Opens

6:00 pm | Opening Program, Plenary, Vespers

9:00 pm | Close

3:00 pm | Classes In Session

6:00 pm | Supper (provided)

7:00 pm | Classes In Session

9:00 pm | Close

9:00 am | Classes In Session

12:30 pm | Lunch (provided)

1:30 pm | Classes In Session

4:00 pm | Commissioning Vespers

5:30 pm | Final Close

Class Offerings

All classes meet for 12 hours and you must attend all days to complete the training.  Attendance will be taken.  You may only register for one class.

Participants will engage experientially in a positive learning environment. Collaborative and participatory methods will be shared using techniques of interacting with young people and young at heart in your church, school community, and universities. Training includes principles of group process, developing trust, facilitation, team building, and leadership skills, along with how to share health principles in a meaningful way.

What to bring:  Pencil, eraser, note book, open mind, fun attitude, and a willingness to learn, laugh and move.  Wear casual clothing.

Sponsored by Collegiate Advocates for Better Living, NAD Health Ministries

A Faith Community Nurse (FCN), previously known as Parish Nurse, is a trained registered nurse who serves within a faith community to improve the health of its members. They recognize that spiritual care is central to the practice of an FCN and, working with the pastoral and health teams, facilitates wholistic health for the congregation. This Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Curriculum course will prepare the participant in this specialty practice. This specialty is recognized by the American Nurses Association. You must be a registered nurse to become a Faith Community Nurse.

Prerequisite:  The online, self-study course must be completed prior to attending the in-person class.  You must attend all sessions to receive the certificate of completion.  See more information on the Foundations Course information page.

Note: Additional $150 material cost applies

Sponsored by Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing

The Journey to Wholeness program was developed by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists to provide a safe environment for individuals recovering from trauma and addictions. These “Journey Groups” follow the 12 Steps to recovery, as modified from Alcoholics Anonymous, through an Adventist & Christian approach. Facilitator training is key to successfully running the JTW program.  We will also provide a “train the trainer” so that you can take this training back to your local church.

Note: $75 additional material cost applies

Sponsored by Adventist Recovery Ministries

In every community, individuals are perishing without hope or friendship.  The “gospel of health” is meant to reach their hearts and to support the ministry of leading them to their Best Friend, Jesus.  In this class we will learn what are practical ways to reach your community, how to be strategic to optimize resources, and how to understand the science of behavior for a winsome and wholesome approach to ministry.

Note: $75 additional material cost applies

The most important reason for any health program is to connect with people. It’s all about them, not just the information you will share. Health Partners are “Christ Reflectors” that know how to listen, ask important questions and provide ongoing personal support. They are the key to a successful ministry.  In this training, you will learn practical coaching skills that can be applied to any area of life and ministry.  We will also provide a “train the trainer” so that you can take this training back to your local church.

Note: Additional $75 material cost applies

Sponsored by Adventist Association of Health & Wellness Coaching

Significant loss brings on grief and that needs to be supported through compassionate relationships with others. This class is designed to equip facilitators with education, training and resources for starting and conducting a grief and loss support group. Once the course is completed, attendees will also be invited to connect regularly with other facilitators to share ideas and get support as you move forward.

Note: $75 additional material cost applies

This workshop will engage faith community leaders to minister to those impacted by suicide, including their own care. Concepts presented include consultation on worship resources, wider training resources for congregation members in suicide awareness, and conversation techniques that provide safe support and connections beyond the moment. This workshop provides educational materials, innovative concepts surrounding how faith communities provide tangible hope, and response plans for when a community is impacted by suicidal distress. Facilitators hope to help in continuing a conversation surrounding suicide prevention and postvention for those impacted by suicidal desperation. There is powerful healing that can occur within a soul safe community that aims to cultivate a place in which no one loses hope and no one is alone.

By the end of this training:

  1. Participants will acquire and demonstrate supportive communication approaches.
  2. Participants will gain knowledge about available mental health resources and be able to locate mental health resources within their respective communities.

Note: $45 additional material cost applies

The primary aim of this course is to guide participants in uncovering and defining their individual mission and vision. The session’s agenda encompasses a series of interactive workshops and discussions specifically tailored to aid attendees in introspectively assessing their current personal and professional status, articulating a personal vision, setting individualized goals, and identifying actionable strategies for achieving these objectives. The course is designed to be highly participative, ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning environment. It will also provide tools and techniques to align personal ambitions with broader life and career pathways.  Upon conclusion of the course, participants will leave with a personalized strategic framework, a roadmap for personal growth, and enhanced readiness to navigate their unique life journeys.

Note: $100 additional material cost applies

Venue

All sessions will be held at the North American Division Headquarters.

NAD Headquarters
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Lodging

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7055 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21046

(410) 290-7896

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7045 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21046

(410) 381-3001

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8910 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 290-0002

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Airport & Transportation

Roommates & Rides

Looking to carpool to the Summit, or find a roommate to share expenses?  Visit our Facebook group to connect with others who are planning their trip!

Registration

Your registration gives you so much more than a week of inspiration, strength, and tools for your ministry — as powerful as these will be!  You will also be building a network of co-laborers and collaborators and system of support for on-going success.  Don’t miss out in all that is offered!

Attendee cost is $99 per person.  See list below for all that you will have access to.

You will be able to attend all plenary sessions and select from a variety classes and trainings.  You will also receive a registration gift bag, access to booths, and certificate of attendance at completion.

You will be able to select from a variety of classes and facilitator trainings.  Some are available at no additional cost while others incur a fee for course material.

All registrants receive a course packet with relevant and useful tools for maintaining a healthy and prosperous health ministry.

Two meals are included in the cost of registration–Supper on Saturday and Lunch on Sunday.

Special Discounts

Members of AAFCN and AAHWC receive the member benefit of a 15% discount on the registration cost.  Discount does not apply to material cost and cannot be transferred or applied to other attendees.

Important Notes

Registration is limited to 150 attendees and will be closed once that number is reached.  You may cancel your registration prior to April 15 for a refund minus 15% processing fee.  After April 15, please contact us to process transferring your registration to another person.

About

Mission Accomplished

I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given to Me that I should do.

John 17:4

Christ had clarity about the mission He was to accomplish during His earthly ministry.  That clarity helped Him to avoid spreading Himself too thin, being distracted with the many “good ideas” out there, and falling into the traps laid out for Him.  He kept His eyes on His goals — the special calling that only He could fulfill.

Likewise, each one of us has a special role to play in earth’s history.  By God’s power, and in connection with each other, we, too, and fulfill our personal mission and glorify God on the earth.

To His servants Christ commits “His goods”—something to be put to use for Him. He gives “to every man his work.” Each has his place in the eternal plan of heaven. Each is to work in co-operation with Christ for the salvation of souls. Not more surely is the place prepared for us in the heavenly mansions than is the special place designated on earth where we are to work for God.

Christ’s Object Lessons 326.4

Who

Should Attend

will gain valuable in having an effective health program that supports the missional goals of your church.  You will also network with individuals from other churches to share what you’ve learned about ministry and meet some of the health ministry leaders of the Church.  At the end you will have a plan ready to put into place when you return to your church.

will be able to add new and effective tools to meeting the needs of your clients and patients.

who wish to supercharge their evangelism efforts will learn the best-kept secrets to effectively reach hearts of hurting people in their community.  You will also learn how to practice self-care while leading your congregation with strength and grace.

will obtain resources to open new doors for reaching out to your community while recognizing the value of “inreach” ministry to fellow church members.

will learn how to expand the reach of your ministry by using effective tools for ministering to the health needs of your network.

will gain skills on how to fully engage youth and young adults in growing and vibrant service opportunities.  Using their God-given skills and talents for service is one of the most effective ways to prevent adverse outcomes.