Jeff McNair serves as Professor of Special Education and Director of the Disability Studies MA program at California Baptist University. One of the few programs of its kind offered by a Christian university, the Master of Arts in Disability Studies is a distance learning degree program designed to develop expertise in human differences. Beyond preparing professionals to lead, establish and shape disability programs, ministries and policies, CBU’s M.A. in Disability Studies prepares graduates to challenge and change the way society and organizations relate to people with disabilities.
We’re pleased to announce Jeff will be presenting for Inclusion Fusion on the topic of Integration as a Core Value.
Jeff’s presentation will examine the critical, core value of integration of persons with disabilities to the local church. In particular, Jeff will outline how a radical approach to integration changes everything in terms of faith development for all church members, structures and programs, and the way people see each other. Recommendations will be provided as to how to make integration happen in the local church.
Jeff has written several books, including The Church and Disability: The Weblog disabledChristianity, a compilation of selected blog entries from the first five years of the weblog Disabled Christianity. It was written in response to requests to have the weblog material in a more accessible form. Entries are grouped into several categories including, the church, ministry, and people with disabilities.
Jeff and his wife Kathi have personally been involved in local church ministry to adults with intellectual disabilities for over 30 years. We’re honored to have someone of Jeff’s credentials joining us for Inclusion Fusion.
More than twenty leaders in children’s ministry and disability ministry are coming together on November 3rd-5th to put on a FREE Special Needs Ministry Web Summit to connect church staff, volunteers, family members and caregivers everywhere. That’s Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry’s First Annual Special Needs Ministry Web Summit, featuring Keynote Speaker Chuck Swindoll. Register here for the Summit!