Prescription for Renewal


A conference for Christian physicians and dentists, October 9-11, 2015

The 26th annual Prescription for Renewal conference and Missionary Medicine Seminar are scheduled for October 9-11 at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina. Continuing Medical Education credit will be available for physicians, dentists, and nurses through the optional Missionary Medicine Seminar.

Coordinated by World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse, Prescription for Renewal offers Christian doctors, dentists, nurses, and their spouses an opportunity to explore the world of missionary medicine in a peaceful retreat setting in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Since 1977, World Medical Mission has helped thousands of physicians serve on short-term assignments in mission hospitals and clinics around the world.

A shared desire to serve the Lord prompts the prayer: “May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands” (Psalm 90:17, NIV).






Deepen your faith with insights from Ravi Zacharias. Ravi is a noted author, radio host, and international Christian apologist who has defended the Christian faith before government leaders and on university campuses around the world.

Ravi has authored and edited more than 20 books that span the fields of theology, apologetics, comparative religions, cults, and philosophy. His book Can Man Live Without God earned him the Gold Medallion Book Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for best book in the category of doctrine and theology. 

Ravi was born in India in 1946 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1966. He and his wife Margie have three grown children and live in Atlanta, Georgia.  


The optional Missionary Medicine Seminar allows physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.


FEES: The Prescription for Renewal conference is $284 per person. Prescription for Renewal conference and Missionary Medicine Seminar together are $399. Spouses who do not need CME credit may attend the Missionary Medicine Seminar for free.

Additional Information:

Official audio recordings, videotapes, and still photographs are taken of seminar events. Registration constitutes permission to use your image or voice if it appears on video or audio recordings or in still photographs. Audio recordings of some sessions are available to participants at a nominal fee at the conclusion of the conference. Audio and videotaping by participants is not permitted.

All programs and lodging are open to adults ages 18 and over, and to youth ages 15-17 when accompanied by an adult. We are not able to accommodate infants or children under the age of 15. Childcare facilities are not available.

All facilities are accessible to physically challenged persons.

Pets are not permitted at the training center or inns.