2019 Conference Pastors Workshop

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
9:30–9:50 a.m. Check-in
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Workshop

Trinity International University
Rodine Global Ministry Building, Room 125

2065 Half Day Road | Deerfield, IL 60015

This is a sponsored event


Pastors are invited into end-of-life discussions and decisions, which often take place in the stressful setting of an intensive care unit (ICU) or hospital room. Many do not feel equipped to interact with the healthcare team or to help families with difficult choices.

Would you like to understand what happens in the ICU, how to interface with doctors and nurses, and how to give ethically sound counsel? Do you want to be familiar with advance care planning documents such as living wills, advance directives, and Do Not Resuscitate orders?

If so, you are invited to attend CBHD’s first workshop designed exclusively for pastors and church leaders.




Theo A. Boer

Allen H. Roberts, II, MD is Medical Director of the Surgical ICU at Georgetown University Medical Center, with specialization in pulmonary disease and critical care. Dr. Roberts also chairs the Clinical Ethics Committee. He served as the White House Physician under President George H. W. Bush. Dr. Roberts took his MD from George Washington University and his MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Roberts has a keen interest in end-of-life care and ethics.


Theo A. Boer

C. Ben Mitchell, PhD is the Graves Chair of Moral Philosophy and Special Assistant to the President at Union University. He taught ethics, bioethics, and contemporary culture for a decade at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and was the director of CBHD from 2006-2008. Dr. Mitchell took his PhD from University of Tennessee, and his MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has done additional study in genetics, consults frequently on public policy, and is interviewed regularly. Dr. Mitchell is co-author of Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals & Families (B&H, 2014).

This is a sponsored event geared towards pastors and church leaders. The workshop includes all expenses, including registration for the opening session of the CBHD 2019 conference. Space is limited, and registration is required. Included in registration:

- Travel stipend ($25)

- Lunch and dinner

- Complimentary workshop registration

- Workshop material

- Opening session of the CBHD conference



9:30–9:50am Check-in and Coffee | Rodine Global Ministry Building, Room 125
10:00–12:30pm End-of-Life Issues from a Doctor’s Perspective | Rodine Global Ministry Building
Allen H. Roberts, II, MD
12:30–1:30pm Lunch | Rodine Global Ministry Building Lawn Area (weather permitting)
1:30–4:00pm End-of-Life Issues from an Ethical and Pastoral Perspective | Rodine Global Ministry Building
C. Ben Mitchell, PhD
5:00–6:00pm Dinner with Pastors | Hawkins Dining Hall, Waybright Center
7:00–7:15pm Conference Welcome | A. T. Olson Chapel
7:15–8:00pm “Reclaiming the Lost Art of Dying” | A. T. Olson Chapel
Lydia S. Dugdale, MD, MAR
Yale School of Medicine
8:00–8:45pm “Biblical and Theological ‘Givens’ for Responsible Christian Thinking about Death” | A. T. Olson Chapel
D. A. Carson, PhD
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School








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