Hey Kidmin Friends! Join Us For Inclusion Fusion 2012!

I want to personally invite all of our friends in Children’s Ministry…pastors, staff and volunteers to join us for Inclusion Fusion 2012…the Special Needs Ministry Web Summit, brought to you by Key Ministry in partnership with our friends at Pajama Conference.

We hope to bring leaders together from across the church…senior pastors, children’s pastors, church staff members, disability ministry professionals, volunteers, parents  and  caregivers to brainstorm ways of welcoming and including including more kids with disabilities and their families into our local churches.

All of our video presentations are “on demand”…watch whenever you want, wherever you want during this week’s Web Summit. Most of our speakers are available for live chat sessions during the week…the most recent schedule can be found here. We also have a nightly “Tweetchat” roundup with many of our faculty members…here’s how to join

Some talks of interest to our Kidmin friends…

Cara Daily (Inner Health Ministries, Key Ministry): Do I Have to Have Surgery to Open My Heart to Jesus?

Amy Dolan (Lemon-Lime Kids): The Intersection of Calling and Opportunity

Beth Guckenberger (Back2Back Ministries): Holistically Serving the Adopted/Foster Child

Rebecca Hamilton (Key Ministry): FREERESPITE Training Info

Harmony Hensley (Key Ministry): FREERESPITE: Join the Movement!

Amy Jacober (Youth Ministry Architects, Young Life Capernaum): Good for All: How Serving in Ministry With People With Disabilities Strengthens Your Faith

Marie Kuck (Nathaniel’s Hope): Bridging the Gap Can Be Fun And Not So Scary

Gillian Marchenko (Christian Fellowship Church, Chicago, IL): Loss and Grief in Parenting Children With Special Needs

Nick Palermo (Young Life Capernaum): Including Kids With Special Needs in Your Youth Ministry

Libby Peterson (Bay Presbyterian Church, Key Ministry): Inclusion: An Idea, an Event, or a Lifestyle?

Jolene Philo (Different Dream Parenting): It’s Not Just For Soldiers Anymore: PTSD and Kids With Special Needs

Katie Wetherbee (Key Ministry): Sticks and Stones, Clicks and Phones: Solutions for Preventing Bullying at Church 

The Inclusion Fusion 2012 Special Needs Ministry Web Summit Magazine is now available for download. The magazine is 51 pages long, and contains schedules for live chat sessions and Tweetchats, instructions for participating in interactive sessions, biographies of all of our faculty, and in-depth interviews with Mike BeatesBen ConnerBarb DittrichAnn and John HolmesBryan RoeRhett Smith and Mike Woods.  The magazine contains contact information for all of our speakers and is a useful resource for connecting with others in the disability ministry community. Forward the magazine to pastors, church staff members, volunteers, parents and caregivers who you’d like to be part of Inclusion Fusion this year!

Welcome Kidmins to the Special Needs Ministry Web Summit! Help us spread the word about Inclusion Fusion to friends and colleagues who need to join the discussion!


INCLUSION FUSION IS HERE! Join 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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