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.