TWO disability ministry training events in Northeast Ohio in February…

SNC_Form-01We’d like to invite our friends across the Midwest and Great Lakes region to join us on February 6-7 for TWO disability ministry training events in Northeast Ohio.

Emily Colson largeBeth Golik and her team at Bay Presbyterian Church asked us to help them put together a conference…and what a conference they’ve put together! On Saturday, February 7th, attendees will have the opportunity to experience worship together, check out featured presentations from myself and Barb Newman, along with a keynote presentation from Emily Colson (pictured at right) at BPC’s inaugural Special Needs Ministry Conference at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, OH.

Breakout sessions will offer content for teachers, volunteers, pastors, ministry leaders, and anyone who has a heart for learning more about the inclusive church and classroom. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from sessions (tentative list…more may follow) led by…

Dr. Cara Daily (Inner Health Ministries) on communicating abstract spiritual principles with kids and teens with autism spectrum disorders

Beth Golik (BPC) and Libby Peterson (BPC/Key Ministry) on two different models of providing respite care to families of kids with disabilities.

Carrie Lupoli (Key Ministry)…topic to be announced

BarbNewman1April2011Barb Newman (CLC Network, pictured at right)…topics to be announced

Ryan Wolfe (First Christian Church, Canton, OH) on partnerships between churches and community agencies serving the disability ministry community.

Participants will have the opportunity over lunch to connect with table hosts involved with areas of disability ministry that most interest them.

The Northeast Ohio Special Needs Conference is being offered FREE of CHARGE thanks to the generosity of Bay Presbyterian Church, but registration is required. Click here for more information and to access the online registration form.

In addition to BPC’s Special Needs Ministry Conference, we at Key Ministry would like to extend an opportunity to attendees traveling to Greater Cleveland for the conference or those leading/planning to launch disability ministries in the coming year to join us at Bay Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 6th for a unique and more intimate event from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for a unique and more intimate event.

Key Talks Orange BlueBarb Newman is coming to town early for a live videotaping of training we plan to offer on our online platform in 2015 as part of our “Key Talks” disability ministry curriculum. In addition to talks we’ll be filming with Barb for our training curriculum on Including Kids with Sensory Processing Issues at Church and Including Kids Who Struggle with Social Communication at Church, Barb will also be filming a comprehensive presentation in which she discusses how to start an inclusive Sunday morning ministry from the ground up to be made available at a later date through CLC Network.

We anticipate some “down time” during the video shoot during which attendees will have opportunities to interact with Barb in a far more intimate environment than is usually available at the major ministry conferences where she’s invited to speak.

There’s a separate registration required for Key Ministry’s event with Barb Newman that you can complete hereregistration for Friday will be limited to the first 25 participants.

Hope to see as many of you as possible at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, OH on Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th!

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Kindrid Instructional SlideKey Ministry depends upon financial support from individuals and churches to continue to provide FREE consultation, training, resources and support to churches seeking to minister with families impacted by disability. Giving to Key Ministry has never been easier! Just text the dollar amount you’d like to give to (440) 337-4338, and your donation will be made securely through software designed by the folks from lifechurch.tv who designed the “Bible” app you probably use on your smartphone or tablet.

Please consider a gift to Key Ministry as you consider your year-end giving!

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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