The Balm In Gilead’s Roadmap Tour is bringing The Balm’s unique blend of preaching and teaching to five cities in 2023. If your church is thinking about starting a health ministry or is seeking to build upon its existing health ministry, The Roadmap Tour is for you!

The Roadmap Tour is a daylong, in-person conference that builds on the structure and purpose of The Balm’s renowned virtual four-day event, The Healthy Churches 2030 Conference, which celebrates its 10th consecutive year November 13-16, 2023.

We are inviting pastors, ministers, health directors, coordinators, nurses, and church members to attend the Roadmap Tour. Our morning plenary sessions and afternoon workshops will provide you the information, resources, and proven techniques that can help your church become a community hub for health awareness, education, and support.

Register now! As with all Balm events, you will leave feeling not only knowledgeable, but also motivated, divinely inspired, and ready to make a difference in the health status of your church and community.

Roadmap Tour Overview, Schedule and Ticket Information

Visit your city page for Location, Registration, Full Schedule, Speakers,
Guest Preacher and Guest Gospel Artist

Roadmap Tour Overview

The Healthy Churches 2030 Roadmap Tour: Forwarding the Black Health Agenda is driven by the principles of Healthy People 2030, an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The purpose of the Roadmap Tour is to equip Black churches to help reduce the impact of racial health disparities by providing churches with information and guidance in the areas of disease awareness, program design, and program evaluation.



Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast


Morning Praise and Welcome
Introductions and Purpose
Dr. Pernessa C. Seele
Founder & CEO
The Balm In Gilead, Inc.


Disease State Awareness Plenary Sessions

Click to see Plenary Topics and Speakers for your city.

June 24 Charlotte
July 8 Atlanta
July 21 Birmingham
August 19 Charleston
September 30 Richmond




Exhibits and Boxed Lunch


Health Ministry Development

Breakout Workshops (Run Concurrently; Choose with Registration)

Workshop 1
Developing Your Health Ministry
Cary Goodman, Program Consultant, The Balm In Gilead, Inc.

This workshop will provide hands-on learning and tools for those seeking to establish a new health ministry within their congregation. Key topics:

  • Why Having a Health Ministry Matters
  • Key Components of a Health Ministry
  • Strategic Approaches to Building a Health Ministry
  • Getting Started with Your Health Ministry

Workshop 2
Strengthening Your Existing Health Ministry
Pamela Price, Deputy Director, The Balm In Gilead, Inc.

We will discuss resources and tools to sustain and grow an active health ministry. Key topics:

  • Strategic and Work Plan Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Engagement
  • Health Fairs and Educational Programming
  • Partnership Development
  • Communication and Social Media




Evaluating Faith-Based Health Programs
Pamela Price, Deputy Director, The Balm In Gilead, Inc.

Data collection and data analysis are essential to sustaining your health ministry and assessing whether it is achieving your goals. Participants will gain an understanding of how to evaluate their health ministry at every stage of development and implementation. The session will provide an overview of SMART objectives and logic models and will identify helpful tools and resources.

3:45PM – 5:00PM

Closing Worship Experience with Guest Preacher and Gospel Artist


$25 per person

Individual Registration

$15 per person

Congregational Groups of 20 or more

See the location, program and speakers for your city and register here: