Faces of the movement…John Knight

We’re blessed to have John Knight be a part of Inclusion Fusion next week. John has a little event of his own coming up next week, but we’re grateful he’s found the time to be part of this year’s Special Needs Ministry Web Summit.

John serves as Director of Donor Partnerships at Desiring God. He is married to Dianne and together they parent their four children: Paul, Hannah, Daniel, and Johnny. Paul lives with multiple disabilities including blindness, autism, cognitive impairments and a seizure disorder. John blogs on issues of disability, the Bible, and the church at The Works of God. His presentation for Inclusion Fusion is For the Sake of Your Own Joy! Why Your Church Should Want Families Like Mine. Here’s a brief summary of his presentation…

As a leader you know you should ‘do something’ about all those people with disabilities around you – but what? If you’ve been stuck about what to do, maybe it’s because you don’t have the proper motivation. It isn’t really about them, but about your pursuing your own joy in God!

John did a fabulous video promoting his Inclusion Fusion appearance on the topic of “Why” inclusive ministry to families of kids with disabilities is so important…

I mentioned above that John is fairly busy this week. His team is putting on the Desiring God Disability Conference on Thursday morning, November 8th at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mounds View, MN. Featured speakers include Nancy Guthrie, Greg Lucas, Matt Talbot and John Piper. Here’s a link for in-person registration, but John and the good folks at Desiring God are livestreaming the event for free. (We like free.) To watch, click on www.desiringgod.org/live beginning at 8:30 a.m. (Central) on Thursday.

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SIX DAYS TO GO! Join John and over 30 leaders from children’s, family, youth and disability ministry serving as faculty for Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry’s second annual Special Needs Ministry Web Summit. Inclusion Fusion is made available FREE OF CHARGE to pastors, church staff, volunteers and families everywhere from November 12th-16th, 2012. For an up to date list of speakers, topics, links to speaker blogs and a link for free registration, click here.

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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