Inclusion Fusion…Call for Presentations

Do you or someone you know have an innovative ministry strategy for serving kids or adults with special needs and/or their families? Have you or someone you know developed resources to support families with the spiritual challenges they face in raising kids with disabilities? If the answer to either of those questions is yes and you or they would like a platform to share ideas with other leaders in the special needs or disability ministry communities, we’d like to offer you the opportunity to apply to join the faculty for Inclusion Fusion.

We’re looking for cutting-edge presentations from leaders working in the field of special needs ministry. We hope to promote discussion of diverse ideas and views. Some areas of concentration for this year’s Summit include support resources for parents and families, missional ministry initiatives, models for church-based respite care and strategies for including persons with special needs at weekend worship services and other ministry environments. Our Program Committee is especially interested in presentations from “up and coming” ministry leaders with promising ideas as well as presentations from leaders working in small church environments.

Prospective faculty members can submit ideas for presentations by going to the Inclusion Fusion website, clicking on the link for speakers on the homepage, and paging down to the “Click here to apply” button at the bottom of the page to complete the application. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 5 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Prospective faculty are highly encouraged to submit links to video of any previous teaching or training presented on topics related to special needs or disability ministry.

The Inclusion Fusion Program Committee hopes to make final determinations on the faculty lineup by Thursday, September 15. Faculty are required to submit final copies of video presentations and Power Point handouts by Monday, October 3.

We want Inclusion Fusion to be an event featuring leaders doing great things to build the Kingdom through serving persons with disabilities and their families. We want to be challenged by new faces with new ideas. We need to model the change we hope to see.

We’re delighted to offer the opportunity to participate as a faculty member to any member of our larger family in Christ with resources or wisdom to share to help us more effectively serve families of persons with special needs. After all, doesn’t that reflect what it means to be inclusive?

Interested in joining a bunch of folks who are passionate about families of kids with special needs coming to know and love Jesus Christ?  An event in which any church leader, volunteer or parent anywhere in the world who shares the same passion and has access to the Internet through a computer, tablet or smart phone can join in? That’s Inclusion Fusion. Register here for the Special Needs Ministry Web Summit, coming this November 3rd-5th.

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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