The Third Annual
All Hood Alumni & Friends
Center for Chaplaincy Symposium

Chaplaincy: The Many Roads of Spiritual Service
and Compassionate Caring

Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception: Symposium attendees, 
Chaplain Residents, HTS Students, Faculty and Staff
Friday, March 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast
Morning Reflections: Rev. Katherine Higgins
Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
Director of Community, Practice, & Member Development
Professional Chaplains Leadership Forum
Moderator: Rev. Dr. Clay L. Barrow, ’17, D.Min., Interim Director,Center for Chaplaincy at Hood Theological Seminary
Presentation I - “Pastoral and Prophetic: The Role of the Chaplain in Institutional Ethics and Accountability”
Chaplain Michael R. Neal, ’01, M.Div., Supervisory Chaplain,
Federal Correctional Complex

Harold D. Trulear, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Applied Theology,
Howard University, School of Divinity

Presentation II - “Competency and Caring: 
The Necessary and Essential Skills for Effective Chaplaincy”
Rev. Cynthia Vaughan, M.Div., BCC, Active Retired, Certified Educator, ACPE, President of the NC Chaplains’ Association
Gary Gunderson, D.Min., D.Div., Vice President of FaithHealth Division,
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

LUNCHEON with Keynote Speaker
Brigadier General J. Steven Chisolm
Director, Office of the Chaplain Assistant to the USAF Chief of Chaplains

Presentation III - “Spiritual Leadership:
The Chaplain as Priest and Shepherd”
Chaplain Natalie V. McLean, ’09, D.Min.,Chaplain, Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), Coordinator of Religious Life, Bennett College

Rev. Alice Hernandez, M.Div., Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education, Palmetto Health Richland
Networking and Final Reflections
Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Seating is limited!
Register by Friday, March 2, 2018
Register Now!
The All Hood Symposium is sponsored by the following:  
Sustainability Grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.,
Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Innovation Grant,
and the Henry Luce Foundation Grant

All Hood Symposium Hotel Accommodations
Courtyard Marriott Salisbury,
120 Marriott Circle, Salisbury, NC 28144
Ask for the Hood Symposium Block!
$119 per night for a King/Double, non-smoking room.
Group Rate Ends Friday, March 2nd.

Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment


The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at


  • Resources
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