2018 Conference Overview 2018-04-25T16:04:02+00:00

About the Conference

A Direct Reach To Over 2.5 Million
Congregation And Community Members

November 13-16, 2018
Grand Marriott Resort & Spa
Point Clear, AL (24 miles South of Mobile)

Healthy Churches 2020 Conference provides pastors, ministers, congregational health directors, coordinators, nurses, and members with tools and resources in areas of disease state awareness, management and prevention needed to establish and strengthen the capacity of Health Ministries.

Conference topics include, but not limited to: diabetes, obesity, heart disease, arthritis, hepatitis, Alzheimer’s, cancer, HIV, precision medicine, and clinical studies.

Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference is committed to helping congregational-based health ministries to improve the health and healthcare outcomes of individuals and surrounding communities they serve.

3 Days

3 1/2-day, nationally recognized conference to find answers to today’s
complex health issues in our inner cities and rural areas.

Faith Leaders & Medical Experts

Bring together faith leaders, leading medical experts, health directors, community health workers, members of congregational health ministries and public health professionals.

Increase Skills & Knowledge

Increase skills and knowledge of those responsible for leading congregational and community health ministries.

Workshops & Plenaries

Offer plenaries, workshops and skill development in areas that strengthen the capacity of faith institutions and health professionals to provide a sustainable response to reduce health disparities, which disproportionately affect African-Americans.

Reach Over 2.5 Million

Engage national and local faith leaders, with over 500 attendees representing congregations with memberships ranging from 500 to 10,000+ members from across the USA allowing for a direct reach to over 2.5 million individuals.

Attendees at the Conference

WHY WE ENGAGE FAITH COMMUNITIES?

THE BLACK CHURCH:
The Oldest and Largest American Institution Owned & Managed By African-Americans

The “Black church,” in its many forms, is the oldest and largest American institution that is owned and managed by African- Americans. The influence and authority of the church tradition extend to every aspect of Black American life, both past and present.

In addition to tending to the religious lives of their members, Black churches play the role of “griot”: they represent learning through hearing and provide Black communities with a well- established and highly trusted “pass-along” network that is especially valuable when it comes to health-related matters.

Black church memberships cuts across all socio-economic groups, from parishioners with incomes of $10k to well over $1M. Even among the millennials, annual Black Protestantism has been more successful than mainline Protestantism in retaining millennial church-goers.