Prescription for Renewal

A conference for Christian physicians and dentists, October 13-15, 2017

The 28th annual Prescription for Renewal Conference is scheduled for October 13-15 at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina. There will also be an optional Missionary Medicine Seminar available for physicians, dentists, and nurses, beginning October 12.

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).




Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg’s acclaimed Bible teaching can be heard daily and weekly on the radio program Truth For Life. Begg has served as the senior pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1983. He has authored several books and acted in the film Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius in 2004.


In conjunction with Prescription for Renewal, we invite you to arrive a day early to participate in the Missionary Medicine Seminar, a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course. Missionary hospitals around the world urgently need physicians, dentists, and nurses to serve for short periods of time.

While many illnesses and injuries requiring care are similar to those encountered in the United States, some diseases are unique to the developing world. The Missionary Medicine Seminar provides health care workers with the knowledge necessary to recognize and treat diseases and injuries commonly encountered in the developing world, and encourages them to help meet the needs of mission hospitals and their patients through volunteer service.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


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.


For those attending the Missionary Medicine Seminar, check-in begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 12.

Prescription for Renewal check-in begins at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 13, followed by a buffet-style dinner and opening session. Our weekend together concludes with breakfast and a devotional time on Sunday morning, October 15.


The Prescription for Renewal conference is $284 per person. The 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.


A deposit of $75 per person must accompany registration. All fees must be paid in full no less than 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival. Deposits are non-refundable unless cancellation is made at least 30 days prior to the start of the seminar.


A standard room at The Cove is $234 per night for single occupancy and $289 for double occupancy. If all rooms become booked, the reservations staff can place you on a waiting list for lodging at The Cove, or give you information about nearby hotels.


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.

*The Missionary Medicine Seminar has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and through the joint sponsorship of Orlando Health and World Medical Mission. Orlando Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. Orlando Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.This program is also eligible for 10.0 nursing contact hours. Orlando Health is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the Florida Board of Nursing (Provider No. FBN 50-1524). Orlando Health is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (AP 085). Updated information about available CME and CNE credits will be posted at