Retreat Schedule

Putting Life-Giving Prayer and Faith Into Action


Morning Session

Prayer First: It’s Life-Giving

8:30 – 8:50 —  REGISTRATION

  • Enjoy a light breakfast, visit table displays, network and get to know others​

8:50 – 9:05 —  Worship

9:05 – 9:25 —  Welcome and Introductions

9:30 – 10:00 —  SPEAKER:  Rev. Dr. Christopher Baldwin

  • Topic: “Prayer – It’s Life-Giving”
  • Intro to Prayer Groups and Individual Prayer Time

10:00 – 10:45 —  BREAKOUT SESSIONS​

  • Learning about different styles of prayer(choose one)
    • Biblical Meditation
    • Centering Prayer
    • Connecting With God Through The Senses
    • Ignation Exercises
    • Prayers for Healing, Inner Healing & Miracles
    • Praying the Scriptures
    • Lectio Divina
    • Life-Giving Prayer Rhythms
    • The Lord’s Prayer: Treatment for Stress

10:45 – 11:40 —  Individual Prayer Time

10:45 – 11:40 —  LUNCH

  • Visit table displays, network and get to know others

Afternoon Session

Putting Faith into Practice

12:40 – 12:50 —  Worship

12:50 – 1:40 —  SPEAKER: David Holmes, MD  (UB Dept of Family Medicine)

  • Topic: “Faith in Healthcare: What Does Evidence-Based Medicine Say About It?”
  • CME Credit Available (see below)

1:40 – 1:50 —  Break and Transition

1:50 – 2:35 —  BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Choose one:
    • Faith-Based Addiction Recovery
    • Advocacy & Healthcare Justice
    • Burnout & Rejuvination
    • Human Trafficking/Slavery and Domestic Abuse
    • Medical & Dental Missions (Local and International)
    • Faith-Based Mental Health Therapy
    • ​Faith Community Nursing
    • Pregnancy Intervention
    • Pursuing Your Passion
    • Stress: Opportunity for Spiritual Growth

2:35 – 2:45 —  Break and Transition

2:45 – 3:45 —  PANEL DISCUSSION

3:45 – 4:00 —  Small Group Discussion (response to Panel)

4:00 – 4:15 —  Worship

4:15 – 4:45 —  Faith in Healthcare Awards

  • Closing Remarks and Commission

4:45 – 5:30 —  Optional Dessert

  • Visit table displays, network and get to know others

5:30 —  Depart


  • ACCREDITATION and CERTIFICATION: The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.