Winding down Inclusion Fusion…

IF magazine coverThanks so much to everyone who has contributed to making Inclusion Fusion 2014 such a smashing success! We’ll share some statistics with our readers about the Web Summit over the next week or two, but we’ll have had over 500 participants for the conference who were HIGHLY engaged!

Let me share some general information as we wind the conference down…

We’ll be finished with Inclusion Fusion around 10:00 PM tonight, but we’ll keep the “on-demand” video website open until 6:00 PM tomorrow (November 14). As a result, if you know a parent, caregiver, pastor, church staff member or volunteer who would benefit, encourage them to register before the end of the day Friday.

Everyone registered for the conference will receive an e-mail containing a link to an evaluation of their Inclusion Fusion experience. As a little added incentive, everyone who submits a completed evaluation will receive a code to continue to access the “on-demand” library through the end of November.

Magazine Cover largeWe encourage everyone who participated in Inclusion Fusion to use the opportunity to connect with the speakers and ministries featured during the Web Summit. We encourage all of you to download the Inclusion Fusion magazine, which contains biographies and contact information from our speakers and the organizations they represent.

We’re going to finish Inclusion Fusion with a “group chat” tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern that I’m co-hosting with Colleen Swindoll-Thompson of Insight for Living’s Special Needs Ministry. All of our speakers are invited to the group chat and we may have some folks from Joni and Friends joining us as well. We’ll be featuring Joni’s Keynote video, Colleen’s interview with Joni and Ken Tada that many registrants missed last night, and presentations from Mike Woods, Emily Colson and Beth Golik. If you have a question about special needs/disability ministry, bring it. If you’re a parent/caregiver and you want to chat about your experience of church, c’mon in. We’ll be hanging out until approximately 10 PM Eastern.

Video schedule for tonight:

8:00 PM:  Joni Eareckson Tada Keynote
8:15 PM: Colleen Swindoll-Thompson interview with Joni and Ken Tada
9:25 PM Mike Woods…Nine Innovative Outreach Ideas for Your Special Needs Ministry
9:35 PM Emily Colson…Dancing with Max
9:50 PM Beth Golik…How to Incorporate the Special Needs Classroom into a Churchwide Curriculum Alignment

Finally, we’re thrilled to be able to make Inclusion Fusion and other training events available to the worldwide church free of charge, but producing events like Inclusion Fusion doesn’t happen for free. Our team at Key Ministry very much appreciates (along with prayer) the financial support of like-minded churches and Christ-followers committed to the work of welcoming families impacted by disability into the life of the local church.

Kindrid Instructional SlideWe’ve come up with a simple solution for those willing and able to support the work of our ministry. We have a simple solution in Kindrid, developed by the team from lifechurch.tv who are responsible for the Bible app you likely carry on your smartphone or tablet. Any individual or church sending a financial gift to us at (440) 337-4338 through Kindrid during the month of November will receive an access code to view the entire video portfolio from Inclusion Fusion 2014, until such time as we make the entire collection available.

Thank you again for making Inclusion Fusion such a big success! We pray the end of the Web Summit tonight will be a beginning for many marvelous ministry adventures!

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Website screen shotKey Ministry is pleased to invite you to check out our new website. Over 180 downloadable resources are available to pastors, church staff and volunteers seeking to serve kids with disabilities and their families, including all Inclusion Fusion presentations from our first two Web Summits are available with FREE registration. Check out keyministry.org today and share the link with others interested in welcoming kids with disabilities and their families at church.

About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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2 Responses to Winding down Inclusion Fusion…

  1. Barb fabinak says:

    I tried to sign on but couldn’t get in tonight to hear inclusion fusion

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    • drgrcevich says:

      Hi Barb,

      Everything is available if you click on the “on-demand” link through 6:00 PM tomorrow. If you couldn’t get in, it was probably an issue with your internet bandwidth. Deadly combination of Time-Warner and too many kids on Netflix.

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