2020 Conference Pastors Workshop

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Medical, Ethical, and Pastoral Aspects of Infertility
and Reproductive Technologies


Thursday, June 25, 2020
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

Pastors and church leaders are invited to join us for our second annual Pastors Workshop. Infertility affects approximately 15% of couples and does not discriminate between the churched and the unchurched. Responding to the hurt of infertility can be very challenging pastorally, and the treatment options offered to couples raise a host of ethical questions. This workshop will help you better understand these critical matters from a medical, ethical, and pastoral point of view.

Learn how to help couples navigate the challenges of infertility and think through the ethical implications of the wide variety of fertility treatments available to them. Gain confidence in providing pastoral care on these issues.

This is a sponsored event.





Reproductive Technology Issues from a Doctor’s Perspective
D. Joy Riley, MD | The Tennessee Center for Bioethics & Culture

Reproductive Technology Issues from an Ethical and Pastoral Perspective
Dennis P. Hollinger, PhD | Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Dr. D. Joy Riley is the Executive Director of The Tennessee Center for Bioethics & Culture. Board-certified in internal medicine, she has also done basic science research in the field of biochemistry. Her areas of interest include the international stem cell research and cloning debate, reproductive technologies, genetics issues, the transhumanist movement, and medical ethics, including transplantation ethics and end-of-life issues.

Dr. Dennis P. Hollinger is President Emeritus and the Distinguished Senior Professor of Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. He served there as President and Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics from 2008-2019. Prior to assuming this role, he served as President and Professor of Christian Ethics at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA. Read more.


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 2020 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 Workshop | Rodine Global Ministry Building, Room 125
12:30–1:30pm Lunch | Rodine Global Ministry Building Lawn Area (weather permitting)
1:30–4:00pm Workshop | Rodine Global Ministry Building, Room 125
5:00–6:00pm Dinner | Hawkins Dining Hall, Waybright Center
7:00–7:15pm Bioethics & the Body Conference | A. T. Olson Chapel




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