A Celebration and Transition

Dear Friends, 

Thank you for your support through the years! Your generosity has enabled us to provide thousands of hours of training and support to hundreds of professional and lay spiritual caregivers. Moreover, these efforts have resulted in countless numbers of patients and families receiving care in times of spiritual distress. Now more than ever, we need your help.

Please review and prayerfully consider a final gift so that Oates Institute’s heritage might continue to bear fruit. Our goal is $35,000, which will allow us to finish our work and create an endowment to continue the work.  

“Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing, and changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.” Steve Mataboli.

And so, it is with organizations. Thirty years ago, the Oates Institute was established as a non-profit organization to provide virtual continuing education and professional development to lay, professional spiritual caregivers and medical professionals. From face-to-face conferences to virtual learning, the Institute evolved to meet the needs of spiritual caregivers and multi-disciplined professionals around the world. Building on the foundational work of Dr. Wayne Oates, the Institute continued to offer outstanding learning experiences that integrated spirituality, medicine, psychology, ethics, and theology. 

Through the years, spurred on by the Pandemic, many larger organizations evolved to offer affordable and convenient virtual educational experiences. Gradually, the Institute struggled to compete and was eclipsed by larger organizations. 

After months of discernment, the board of directors has decided to continue to evolve. 

We are very excited to announce that the University of Louisville Health Sciences Kornhauser Library will be taking over the Oates collection and continuing to offer virtual learning events for medical and spiritual care professionals. 

Please join the celebration and make your generous tax-deductible donation.

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