Hello Pastors Meeting – Facilitated by Pastor Corey L. Kennard



About the event

It starts with Hello.

At Hello events, participants are introduced to Hello and use it to have meaningful conversations about living, dying, and what matters most to them.

These are difficult topics to talk about, and Hello makes these crucial conversations easier, more comfortable, and even fun.

Through the Hello game, you will learn not only about important values and spiritual beliefs, but also about important instructions and preferences for health care.

If you or someone you know is a faith leader of any denomination—including full-time pastors, small group leaders, chaplains and faith community nurses—then please join us on Tuesday, April 30 for a Hello Pastors Meeting in Hodges, led by Pastor Corey L. Kinnard.

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Don't miss out! Spaces are limited and registration is first come, first served.

This session with faith leaders is designed to increase awareness of the importance of advance care planning for African Americans in their community of faith.

Each participant will leave equipped with the tools necessary to openly embrace the consequential role of spiritually inspiring and leading their congregants in making end-of-life choices.

The core objectives of this event are to:

  1. Define and Discuss Important Spiritual Concepts in Advance Care Planning.
  2. Discuss Spiritual/Cultural Beliefs and Preferences that may Influence African-Americans in their Willingness to
  3. Participate in Advance Care Planning.
  4. Describe Components of Advance Care Planning and the Spiritual/Cultural Benefits Provided.
    Demonstrate How Passages of Scripture Support Advance Care Planning as a part of Spiritual Life as a Whole.

Faith leaders will learn how advance care planning can ease the worries and concerns of family and close friends of their congregants, before a health crisis occurs, when there has been time taken to talk with loved ones.

Through talking, faith leaders will explore their personal feelings and perspectives when it comes to advance care planning, so they can better guide worshippers as they consider important decisions impacting their health and well-being at a critical time: when they are unable to speak for themselves.

The conversation will include a discussion of the Biblical Foundation of advance care planning. Through this dialogue, participants will discover how ministering to members of their congregation who are considering advance care planning is a vital part of their overall ministry.

Hurry… register today before it’s too late!

About The Host

pastor corey kennard

Corey L. Kennard

Pastor, Amplify Christian Church

Corey L. Kennard is Pastor of Amplify Christian Church and has also served as an activist in the field of health care for over 20 years, with over a decade of experience in the areas of Palliative Care and Hospice.

His work includes leading a spiritual care team at one of Detroit’s largest hospitals, and formerly serving as a Faculty Lead for Duke University’s Institute on Care at the End of Life (ICEOL) national training program called, “APPEAL.” In this role, he was instrumental in co-creating a national teaching module for understanding spirituality at the end of life for African-Americans. He has provided intensive, hands-on consultation, as-well-as informative and motivational conference presentations to Healthcare Professionals and Faith Community Leaders on the importance and impact of a person’s spirituality while facing illness.

He also serves as a National Advisory Board Member for The Hospice Foundation of America and is Co-Director of a Community Faith “Advance Care Planning” Project for the University of Virginia.

His thought provoking and energizing speaking style has made him a choice of organizations and educational institutions seeking conference speakers, workshop presenters, or inspiring lecturers. Such organizations include The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), Reimagine End of Life, the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), and the University of Washington’s Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence. Corey is becoming one of the most sought after and preferred national speakers about faith and its impact on medical care.