All area clergy are invited to attend a quarterly breakfast meeting at BroMenn. The purpose of these gatherings is to foster relationships in order to promote faith, healing and wholeness in our mutual communities. The meetings also provide clergy with a space and time to meet with other colleagues as well as an opportunity for continuing education offerings in the area of faith and health. Clergy are offered HIPAA training which enables them to receive a BroMenn badge for use in visiting their hospitalized church members.
Parish Nurse Support & Educational Events
The Parish Nurse is valuable in promoting health in congregations. Parish nursing is a health promotion, disease prevention ministry based on the care of the whole person - body, mind and spirit. BroMenn and the Advocate BroMenn Delegate Church Association (ABDCA) seek to provide support to Parish Nurses via quarterly networking and educational meetings, as well as annual recognition within the nursing and church communities with the Annual Parish Nurse Appreciation Breakfast. For more information on Parish Nursing, e-mail us at BROM-ParishNurse@advocatehealth.com or visitt the International Parish Nurse Resource Center at http://www.ipnrc.parishnurses.org/
Faith and Health Conference
BroMenn and the BMA launched its first Faith and Health Conference in 2004 as a vehicle to provide nationally known speakers for staff, delegate churches, and the community. The event, held in October, is in conjunction with Pastoral Care Month. Our speaker for 2004 was Dr. Martin E. Marty, renowned church historian, interpreter of religion, and an authority in issues of religion and medicine. The Rev. Dr. Gary Gunderson, Vice-President of Methodist Health Care, Memphis and Director of the Interfaith Health Network at Emory University was the 2005 guest lecturer. In 2006, the Rev. Carrie Doehring, Ph.D., from the Iliff School of Theology, Denver, was guest speaker for several events. For information on the next event, contact Rev. Chereé Johnson, coordinator for Church Relations.