Preliminary Schedule


8:00 AM    Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM – Opening Session

  • Worship/prayer Adoration Worship Band
  • Introduction to the Event

10am – Break

  • Breakout 1: Understanding the opioid crisis as Christians
  • Breakout 2: What to do with pain?
  • Breakout 3 – Understanding trauma and its role in addiction

11:15am – Break

11:30 – 12:30PM    Lunch Plenary:  John Swinton
Reclaiming the Body in Pain

12:30pm – Lunch sponsored by Chick-Fil-A and Networking Exposition

1:45pm – Breakouts: What can be done?

  • Breakout 1: Different options for treating different forms of addiction
  • Breakout 2: How does the church support people dealing with addiction?
  • Breakout 3: Helping Youth Struggling with Addiction

2:45pm – Break

3:00pm: Plenary

  • Worship and Nationally Recognized Speaker

4:00pm: Break

4:15 pm Plenary Panel: The Power of Holy Friendship to Reshape and Reclaim our Lives

5:30pm – adjourn


8:00am – Registration and Breakfast sponsored by Chick-Fil-A

9:00am – Plenary:

  • Worship/prayer Adoration Worship Band
  • Joel Shuman: Reclaiming Broken Bodies: Reflections on the opioid crisis from an Appalachian theologian and former clinician to coal miners

10:15am – Break

10:30am – Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Healing is possible: Stories and pathways to recovery
  • Workshop 2: You can help! Everyday action steps for ordinary Christians
  • Workshop 3: Get involved! Join local ministries that support those affected by the opioid crisis

11:45am – Lunch sponsored by Chick-Fil-A and Networking Exposition

1:30pm – Final plenary

  • Worship/prayer Adoration Worship Band
  • Andy Crouch: In Weakness, Strength
  • Closing comments and call to action

3:00pm – adjourn