Inclusion Fusion Update

I had an opportunity to watch the final version of the video with Chuck Swindoll for Inclusion Fusion and I’ve either participated in or seen roughly half of the presentations for the Summit. This stuff is really good. I couldn’t be more grateful to the folks at Insight For Living or more proud of our team with Key Ministry. At this point, my single greatest concern is for our team to do everything we can to ensure that as many pastors, church leaders, volunteers and families as possible are able to benefit from the Web Summit.

We’re planning a “Tweet-Up” on Thursday, November 3rd at 8:30 PM Eastern, led by Barb Dittrich from Snappin’ Ministries (Special Needs Parent Network). Barb will be doing a guest blog later this week to explain how it’ll work, but a number of the conference speakers will be on line at once and you’ll be able to interact with the presenters and with one another live through your Twitter account. We’re also finalizing a schedule of times when conference speakers will be available in a “live chat” room during the three days of the conference.

Some of our speakers have been very generous with books and resources…we’ll have stuff to give away later this week and early next week for followers of this blog, Katie’s blog and the Key Ministry and Inclusion Fusion Facebook pages.

We still need your help! What can you do to help make Inclusion Fusion a success?

1. Pray! Please leave a message either on the Key Ministry or Inclusion Fusion Facebook pages…our team appreciates the encouragement. Let’s pray for something big…how about new or expanded special needs ministry initiatives in 1,000 churches leading to 10,000 kids and families connecting to local churches where they can come to know Jesus and decide to put their faith and trust in Him!

2. Help us get the word out. Let church leaders, volunteers and parents who might be interested in viewing some or all of the sessions know about the conference. When we do this type of FREE conference, there’s zero budget for marketing and promotion. Church leaders and parents of kids with special needs often have extensive networks of friends through Facebook or lots of followers on Twitter. We’d very much appreciate your willingness to send periodic reminders to your friends in church world or parents who might find some of the presentations useful. Feel free to “like” our Key Ministry page and copy us when you get the word out through Facebook. Please use the #inclusionfusion hashtag when sharing information about the conference with followers on Twitter.

3. One more thing…We would be very interested in speaking to anyone with interest in becoming a major sponsor of an online video training library that would be available to churches, church leaders, volunteers and parents everywhere with interest in ministry to persons with special needs and their families. This would be a multi-year project involving senior pastors, children’s and youth pastors, leaders from the disability ministry community and families. Interested parties may contact Rebecca Hamilton, our Executive Director at rebecca@keyministry.org.

Thanks for your interest and your prayers!

Our Key Ministry team will be joining leaders in children’s ministry and disability ministry 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, featuring Keynote Speaker Chuck SwindollRegister here for the Summit!

 

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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