Talks given to groups on a variety of clinical / social / spiritual topics.

Links to recent talks

In both my administrative and leadership roles I have often been called upon to speak to groups about a variety of subjects involving the practical application of spiritual principles in health care and life in general. The following is a compilation of PowerPoint talks I’ve given over the years, many with associated audio files and handouts. When an audio file is associated, download the PowerPoint (often in PDF form) in a separate tab, start the audio file, and then scroll through the presentation as the talk proceeds. Feel free to access and share these materials with others. I’m comfortable speaking to large or smaller groups on these or any similar topics and am growing into more areas, particularly those having to do with the advancement of the Kingdom of God.

Local Speaking engagements

Men’s Fellowship Group, Rochester, NY (most recent to older)

April 25, 2024 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “What Matters?”

January 4, 2024 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “God-sized Problems”

September 28, 2023 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “What does it mean to be Evangelical?”

August 31, 2023 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Good Strategy lives in a right relationship with reality”

June 8, 2023 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Where are we spiritually in our historical, cultural, and personal lives?”

March 30, 2023 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “3 Amazing Transformations: Creation, Revelation, and Consummation”

January 12, 2023 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Eternal Life: Choices, Qualifications, Questions”

October 13, 2022 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Our Faith: Purposes, Foundation, Future”

August 4, 2022 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers?”

May 26, 2022 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Does Ideology Matter?”

February 24, 2022 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Getting Dead Serious”

October 28, 2021 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Revival Cycles”

July 29, 2021 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Hopes, Dreams, and Visions: Critical Theories”

April 8, 2021 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Blankophobia: Mankind’s Curse and God’s Solution”

January 7, 2021 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “Transformation 2021”

October 1, 2020 Thursday Morning Class – Topic: “God-Sized Problems”

Local Speaking engagements, other

Solid Rock Church, Rochester, NY

Service and Adult Class, January 21, 2024 – Topic: “The Lord’s Prayer”

LeTourneau Christian Center, Rushville, NY

Blessed Hope Christmas Program, December 1, 2023 – Topic: “Advent and God’s Family”

Brighton Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY

Service and Adult Class, November 17, 2019 – Topic: “Did God Say?”

National Conferences

Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF)

2024 National Conference, March 14-16 – “Thirsting: Cultivating Desperation” – Cincinnati, OH

  • Hundreds of health care practitioners and students from all over the United States gather annually at the CCHF Conference to share knowledge, skills, and experiences, and spend time worshipping and seeking God – see this year’s Program. If you’re serious about domestic medical missions, these conferences are a must. My Workshop topic for the 2024 CCHF Conference addresses the Conference theme head-on: “Thirsting for God: How, Why, and Where Do We Thirst?” My presentation is posted here as a PowerPoint, a recorded Video, and a companion Handout for taking notes as follows: Thirsting for God PowerPoint (PPTX), Thirsting for God Video (YouTube), plus Thirsting for God Handout.
  • References: Heiser – Supernatural and Derek Prince – The Harvest Just Ahead (PDF).
  • Background: For more depth, see my recent Local Talk linked above here: January 4, 2024 – Topic: “God-sized Problems.
  • Books: Copies of our Joy of Christian Discipleship Series group study guides, as well as The Biblical Festivals, were also available for sale at the Conference book table. More information and links to purchase are available at the Celebrate Salvation website.
  • Bonuses: 1) Sunday, March 17, 2024 sermon “The Fight For Our Heart” by Pastor Danny LeGault, starts at 1:01 (61 minutes), and 2) a gentle message in song from years ago by Mr. Rogers entitled “It’s You I Like” about how God sees us.
  • Click here for up-to-date information and details about the most recent or upcoming CCHF Conference.

2023 National Conference, March 16-18 – “Anchored. Prisoners of Hope” – Cincinnati, OH

2022 National Conference, April 7-9 – “Count it All Joy!” – Cincinnati, OH

2021 National Virtual Conference, June 3-5 – “Grit & Grace: Thriving Among Brokenness & Need” – virtual

2021 Spiritual Care Symposium, April 22-23 – “Every Visit is A Treasure Hunt” – online

  • The 2021 Symposium was a two-day event filled with interaction through workshops, panels, discussion groups and online chats, that equipped attendees with an overview of the role and delivery of integrated spiritual care in a primary care setting from a Christ-centered perspective. I attended and participated as a panelist. Click here to access video presentations from the Symposium.

2020 National Conference Workshop, March 26-28 – “Grit & Grace” – Cincinnati, OH (postponed for 1 year)

2019 National Conference Workshops, March 28-30 – “Interwoven” – Cincinnati, OH

  • BONUS: Integrated Spiritual Care Podcast Interviews about history and philosophy of His Branches ministry – Introduction and Conclusion

2018 National Conference Workshops, April 19-21 – “Risen & Awake” – Cincinnati, OH – Program

2017 National Conference Workshops, May 18-20 – “Greater Love” – Cincinnati, OH – Program

2016 National Conference Workshop, May 12-14 – “Reconciliation” – Oklahoma City, OK – Program

Free Methodist Healthcare Fellowship

2019 National Conference, September 20-22 – Weekend Retreat Leadership on topic: “Serving God Through the Stages of Our Lives” – Middlebury, IN