Start a Charitable Clinic in Your Community
Have you ever thought about starting a faith-based healthcare ministry?
Do you feel called to begin your own ministry but don’t know where to start?
Are you involved in an active ministry and looking for ways to share ideas & concerns with others doing similar work?
Hear firsthand how Church Health grew from a small clinic serving the working uninsured to a national leader in the faith/health movement.
Church Health is partnered with Empowering Church Health Outreach (ECHO) to extend the Replication experience for safety-net clinic founders and operators who want a full-time, faith-based medical clinic. ECHO is a not-for-profit organization based in Memphis, TN, as a ministry of Church Health. ECHO provides free or low-cost consulting services to churches, clinic founders, and existing clinic working to provide primary care to the uninsured and underserved. ECHO is committed to helping clinic founders start, grow, and sustain their clinics; connecting founders and operators with their area faith communities as a core function.
About the Workshops
Part of Church Health’s mission is to assist others in creating and expanding ministries of their own. Our Replication Workshops help people across the nation move from visions to actions. Replication workshops are held three times a year at Church Health and consist of two, half-day sessions.
The workshop includes a complete tour of our facilities, a meeting with Church Health founder and CEO Dr. Scott Morris, training by ECHO’s senior clinic consultants, and a Q&A session with Director Ann Langston.
Participants also have roundtable discussions with Church Health and ECHO staff about:
Determining the need for a clinic in your community
Expanding your existing clinic to meet the growing need in your community
The logistics of running a faith-based clinic
Developing a business plan
Best practices in fundraising and public relations
Recruiting volunteers and effectively using their talents
Ways to engage the faith community
The most important lessons learned from Church Health and ECHO
Learn the nuts and bolts about fundraising, clinical operations, opening your clinic, and developing a great volunteer program
Meaningful activities leading to an opportunity to share your vision
Tour Church Health’s original 1210 Peabody clinic and its new facility at Crosstown Concourse
Experience the impact of self-care
Work with ECHO consultants to identify your next steps
Network with others in your cohort
Be inspired by the vision and purpose of Church Health
Please contact Bryana Polk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any immediate questions.
Replication attendees will learn how to start their own clinic by:
Seeing Church Health and learning how it started and how it operates,
Learning about the services offered by Church Health/ECHO to start or expand clinics
Fostering dialogue and networking among attendees through educational videos and activities,
Developing confidence among attendees to take action to start or expand their health ministry, and
Inspiring the start or expansion of faith-based, whole person clinics to serve people in need.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact Bryana Polk at email@example.com or 901-701-2107.
After the Workshop
After leaving Replication, if you’re ready start the process of opening your clinic, ECHO can help. For qualified clinic founders and operators, ECHO will provide complimentary assistance every step from inspiration to clinic opening. At crucial steps along the way, ECHO will connect your clinic with professionals from Church Health who can give you specific advice in their areas of expertise. When you’re ready to expand your clinic, ECHO can help you grow. Our team of experts, including Church Health team members, will work with you to expand your practice, services, fundraising capabilities and more. For more information about ECHO, click here.