A great training opportunity for our friends in the Midwest…

12003393_1064530726904492_5394694705345638286_nOur crew at Key Ministry is very pleased to be involved with an excellent training opportunities next month for our friends in the Midwest.

On October 16-17, we’re delighted that Ryan Wolfe will be joining Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Bundy and the crew from Joni and Friends for their Hope in the Midst of Suffering Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN.

Joni September 2015Joni will be speaking at the Opening and Closing Plenaries.  Her Opening Plenary talk is titled Jesus Beside Bethesda and the Closing Plenary will focus on Accelerating Ministry to the Marginalized at the End.

Steve and Joni will participate in a panel discussion, Following the Path of the Crucified Christ on the Path of Leadership and Ministry, while Steve offers a plenary discussion of Luke 14, the Church and Marginalized People and a workshop on Global Perspectives on Pastoral Care for Excluded People.

Ryan will be presenting a workshop on Keeping the Disabled Connected, in which he’ll be looking at ways in which personal technologies can be used to keep people with disabilities connected to the global community.

Hope in the Midst of SufferingOther outstanding speakers attending the conference include Kathy McReynolds and Ben Rhodes from Joni and Friends along with numerous members of the Indiana Wesleyan faculty.

Registration for the conference is $150.00. One-day rates and a reduced rate for groups of four or more are available. Click here to register for the Hope in the Midst of Suffering Conference.

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shutterstock_118324816Key Ministry has put together a resource page for pastors, church staff, volunteers and parents with interest in the subject of depression and teens. Available on the resource page are…

  • Links to all the posts from our recent blog series on depression
  • Links to other outstanding blog posts on the topic from leaders in the disability ministry community
  • Links to educational resources on the web, including excellent resources from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), a parent medication guide, and excellent information from Mental Health Grace Alliance.

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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