Addiction & Faith Conference

Friday, September 20, 20193:00 pmSunday, September 22, 201912:00 pm
DoubleTree Bloomington, Minnesota

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENS
Friday, September 20, 2019
3:00-6:00 Welcome! Registration! Exhibits Open!
3:00-6:00 Spiritual Practices (optional activities)
Meet the FRLC & RMEC
Open 12-Step Drop-in Meeting
Therapeutic Chair Massage (by appointment-fee)
4:00-5:00 Spiritual Practices (optional activities)
Holy Yoga
Conscious Contact
Narcan Training
5:00-6:00 Spiritual Practices (optional activities)
Deep Awakening Journaling
Praying with the Body
Narcan Training
Healing Addiction, a Christian Science Approach

CONFERENCE BEGINS!!
6:00-6:45 Welcome/Prayer/Dinner
Pastor Ed Treat and Pastor Steve Lane
6:45-7:00 Senator Amy Klobuchar Video
"The Problem"
7:00-8:15 Keynote #1: Dr. George Vaillant
"The Language of the Heart"
8:15-8:45 Break and Vendor viewing
8:15-8:45 Book signing
8:45-9:45 Liturgical Recovery Worship
Hosted by the RMEC.
All are welcome.

​Saturday, September 21, 2019
7:00-8:00 Spiritual Practices (optional activities)
Holy Yoga
Open 12-Step Meeting
Conscious Contact
Refuge Recovery
Deep Awakening Journaling
8:00-9:00 Registration and Exhibits Reopen
8:00-9:00 Prayer/Breakfast
Exhibitor Presentations
9:00-10:30 Plenary #1: Karen Casey
"Codependency, Addiction & Spirituality"
10:30-11:00 Break and Vendor viewing
10:30-11:00 Book Signing
11:00-12:15 Breakout Session #1
Beyond Addiction and Trauma: A Healing Journey
“Secret Addictions” in the Faith Community
Gratitude and Addiction Recovery: Theory, Research,
and Practice
​ Healing Our Codependency Is Our Pathway to Peace
Family Crisis in the Church Part I
​ Electronics Addiction
Developing Leaders for Addiction Ministries
The Science of Addiction
Recovery Worship
ELCA Advocacy, Engaging US Opioid/Drug Policy
in Health Care
12:15-1:00 Prayer/Lunch
1:00-2:15 Plenary #2: Samuel Simmons
"Trauma Across Generations: Addiction and Race"
2:15-3:00 Addiction and Race Panel
​Rev. Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, Rev. Dr. Brian C. Herron &
Jamie Monson, MSW, LICSW
3:00-3:30 Break and Vendor viewing
3:00-3:30 Book Signing
3:30-4:45 Breakout Session #2
The Recovery Ready Church
​ Secret Addictions in the Faith Community
Aligning Recovery Activities with Values
​ Understanding the Grief Process of Addiction-related Death
Family Crisis in the Church Part II (advanced training)
Electronics Addiction
Developing Leaders for Addiction Ministries
​ The Science of Addiction.
Tools and Best Practices for Addiction Ministry
Trauma Across Generations: Addiction and Race
3:00-6:00 Therapeutic Chair Massage (by appointment-fee)
Note: 3:30-4:45 appointments overlap with
Breakout Session #2
5:00-6:00 Spiritual Practices (optional activities)
Spiritual Direction (by appointment-fee)
Holy Yoga
Closed 12-Step Meeting
Al-Anon Meeting
Conscious Contact
Deep Awakening Journaling
Refuge Recovery
Narcan Training
Introduction to the 12 Steps
Healing Addiction, a Christian Science Approach
6:00 Exhibits close
6:00-7:00 Prayer/Dinner
6:30-7:00 The Rev. Bishop Penrose Hoover
"Story of Hope"
7:00-8:15 Keynote #2: Rev. Dr. Brian McLaren
"Addiction, Stories and Church"
8:15-8:30 Break
8:15-8:30 Book Signing in the Foyer
8:30-9:00 Worship
9:00-10:00 Spiritual Practices (optional activities)
Holy Yoga
Closed 12-Step Meeting
Conscious Contact
Clergy 12-Step Meeting

Sunday, September 22, 2019
7:00-8:00 Spiritual Practices (optional activities)
Holy Yoga
Praying with the Body
Open 12-Step Meeting
Conscious Contact
8:00-9:00 Registration Re-opens
8:00-9:00 Prayer/Breakfast
Testimonial ?
9:15-10:30 Plenary #3 The Rev. Dr. Brian McLaren
"Making Church Services an Asset in Recovery"
10:30-11:00 Break
10:30-11:00 Book Signing
11:00-11:45 Closing Worship with Holy Communion
The Rev. Bishop Penrose Hoover preaching
12:00 Conference ends

Post Conference Gatherings

12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own
​1:30-3:00 Conference Debrief
All are welcome.
3:00-5:00 FRLC Annual Meeting & Visioning session