The Holy Cross Faith Community Nurse Program
Living Compass
Community Wellness Advocate Training

Friday, May 17 and Saturday May, 18, 2019
 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Holy Cross Health Conference Center
Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD

We are excited to offer you a new, unique and interactive workshop the Living Compass Community Wellness Advocate (CWA) Training ! In the CWA training, participants learn how to enhance their congregation’s vitality by beginning or expanding a wellness ministry, and how to use Living Compass tools to connect with their surrounding community. Living Compass offers materials for adults, parents and teens. Our two-day CWA training will specifically offer a deeper dive into the  adult materials , including the  Adult Faith and Wellness Circle.  

Training objectives:
  1. Empower you to navigate the breadth of Living Compass tools.
  2. Inspire you to develop creative ways to use the Living Compass tools in your specific context.
  3. Equip you with the skills to facilitate wellness circles (small groups), classes and retreat offerings for adults.

Audience: This training is open to all, but is geared toward faith community nurses, health ministers, care ministers, lay leaders, faith leaders, and anyone com mitted to integrating faith and wellness in their own lives and helping others to do the same.

Registration details:
  • There is no cost to attend this training, but registration is required.
  • Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • Participants must be able to complete the full two days of training.
  • Faith communities are encouraged to send two or more people to be trained together, if possible.

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days. Parking is available.

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In faith,

Your Holy Cross Faith Community Nurse Team
Scott Stoner, D.Min, LMFT

The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner—founder and director of Living Compass—has served his community as an Episcopal priest, psychotherapist, retreat leader, spiritual director and author for more than 30 years. Scott also serves as the founding director of the Nicholas Center in Chicago—a training center offering programs on leadership and wellness—and the co-director of the Samaritan Family Wellness Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Holly Hughes Stoner, M.Ed., LMFT

Holly Hughes Stoner has served as an educator for almost 40 years. She is the co-director of the Samaritan Family Wellness Foundation and the co-author of  The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook , The Parent Wellness Compass  and other wellness materials with her husband, Scott.
Invitation Video
Enjoy the below invitation from Scott Stoner at Living Compass!
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Living Compass Testimonials
“Living Compass is a powerful set of tools for creating wellness circles, wellness communities, within our congregations. These tools are simple, accessible practices that go deep in a remarkably quick period of time. Living Compass is for any individual, group, or congregation longing for a more abundant, balanced, and vibrant life. It is also for congregations who are looking for new ways to reach out and connect with their surrounding communities.”
Bishop Jeff Lee, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago

"I would recommend the training to pastors, to lay leaders, to someone who is considering leadership in a congregational setting, but also to someone who isn’t. It’s a really wonderful way to bring the concept and conversation about wellness into the congregation.”
The Rev. Ebony Grisom, Resident Pastor
First Baptist Church, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
About the Holy Cross Faith Community Nurse Program
The Holy Cross Faith Community Nurse Program is a ministry that serves nurse and non-nurse leaders of all faiths who are committed to promoting whole-life wellness in their faith community and its surrounding neighborhood. Our unique partnerships help equip faith communities to cast a vision for health ministry in their unique context, and provide ongoing support to strategically live out that vision. To learn more about us, visit .

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