Harmony Hensley’s posts last Fall (here and here) on welcoming ministry environments for kids with ADHD have been among the most viewed on this blog over the past year. I’m very pleased to announce that Harmony has been added to our lineup for Inclusion Fusion. She’ll be presenting on the topic of Inclusive Ministry Environments.
Harmony currently serves as Pastor and Director of Outreach and Inclusion Ministries at Vineyard Cincinnati. The Vineyard has been ranked as one of the 50 most influential churches in America and is known for a strong outward focus and servant culture. Harmony has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cincinnati Christian University with a double major in Ministry Leadership and Biblical Studies. She is currently pursuing her Graduate degree majoring in Church Growth and Planting.
Harmony has a background in marketing and design and has leveraged these skills to develop volunteer strategies and creative ministry approaches. She has a personal interest in ministering to individuals with disabilities as she spent four years in high school in the Special Education system. These experiences have shaped her systemic inclusion ministry approach.
In Harmony’s workshop, she’ll explore ways to create inclusive ministry environments that engage and empower children with hidden disabilities. Participants will learn practical tips to make your ministry area a magnet for families of kids with special needs.
We’ve been honored to have Harmony serving as a part of our Key Ministry team over the past year. She’s spearheaded efforts in developing a church-based network offering free respite care to families of kids with disabilities in the Tri-State area (Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky). She’s spoken on behalf of Key Ministry this past year at the McLean Bible Church Accessibility Summit, the Orange Conference and the Children’s Ministry Telesummit.
Harmony will be making one of her first appearances since she and her husband Skyler welcomed Ransom Levi Hensley to their family on August 26th. We’re glad that Ransom and Skyler are making Harmony available to us for Inclusion Fusion!
Over 20 of the church’s leading experts in children’s ministry and disability ministry are joining with us this November 3rd-5th to put on a FREE Special Needs Ministry Web Summit for church staff, volunteers, family members and caregivers everywhere. That’s Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry’s First Annual Special Needs Ministry Web Summit, featuring this year’s Keynote Speaker, Chuck Swindoll, along with Harmony Hensley, Marie Kuch, Amy Dolan, Jeremy Collins, Shannon Dingle, Katie Wetherbee, Jeff McNair and many others. Register here for the Special Needs Ministry Web Summit, coming this November 3rd-5th.