Faith Resources

Getting Started Guide for Congregations

This guide is designed to help congregational leaders introduce The Conversation Project’s mission and free resources in the communities they know and serve. It is filled with examples of how diverse faith communities are encouraging their congregants to engage in thoughtful reflection and have conversations about their end-of-life care wishes with loved ones and health care providers.





    • An invitation to clergy to teach and preach about the importance of having The Conversation. Rather than specify certain dates, we encourage you to pick a time frame that works for your community to host a Conversation Sabbath. To get started…

Case Studies

Pastoral Care

Webinar Series: Bringing Advance Care Planning Conversations to Your Congregation

Congregations are ideal settings for beginning to talk about what matters most to people when it comes to making decisions about the kind of health care they want and don’t want in the face of very serious illness. For six weeks, The Conversation Project’s advisor to faith, Rosemary Lloyd, hosted a free, web-based course on how to infuse having conversations about crucial, values-centered health care decision-making into the life and work of faith communities.

To access the webinar recordings and slides, please click the links below:

  • Session 1: The Conversation Project: Reaching People Where They Live, Work, and Pray
  • Session 2: Getting Started in Congregations: Pause, Reflect, Assess, Set a Goal
  • Session 3: Sermons and Teaching & Conversation Sabbath
  • Session 4: Pastoral Care
  • Session 5: Programming Advance Care Planning in Your Setting
  • Session 6: Bringing It Together and Bringing It to Your Congregation