Prescription for Renewal


A conference for Christian physicians and dentists, October 14-16, 2016

The 27th annual Prescription for Renewal conference and Missionary Medicine Seminar are scheduled for October 14-16 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).





Michael Youssef

Michael Youssef, Ph. D., is the founder and president of Leading the Way, an international radio and TV ministry reaching more than 190 countries. He is also the founding pastor of the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia.


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


To register, contact The Cove at 1-800-950-2092. 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.