Replication Workshops

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.

About ECHO

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 
  • The logistics of running a faith-based clinic 
  • 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

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

Attend Replication

2021 Replication Dates

2021 Replication Workshop dates will be available January 2021. Please check back.

Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:  

Understand the significance of relationship building within your community and internal planning group

Build comradery using identified challenges and opportunities expressed by your Replication Workshop cohort  

Learn to develop an impactful message and communication strategies  

Increase your level of inspiration to start or expand your charitable care ministry  

Increase your level of confidence to start or expand your charitable care ministry  

Assess your next steps using practical tools learned at the Replication Workshop 

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.

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