No excuses…

One of my primary takeaways from last week’s Inclusion Fusion is the idea that the church no longer has any excuses for not proactively including kids with disabilities and their families into the life of the church.

I’ve had considerable sympathy for the position that churches avoid responding to kids with disabilities because they don’t have the necessary training and education available to them to understand how to respond to their needs. But clearly, the unprecedented available of high-quality training, resources and support (often free of charge, as is the case with resources from Key Ministry) has eliminated that excuse. We could have easily invited another 32 ministry leaders to participate in this year’s Web Summit. God has raised up many skillful and experienced leaders and organizations to spearhead the charge to open our churches to kids with special needs and their families.

For that, everyone who contributed to this year’s Inclusion Fusion, and everyone who supports the many fine churches and organizations that are part of the movement can take satisfaction!

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Thanks to the generosity of our partners at Pajama Conference, Inclusion Fusion is going to be available online for two extra weeks. All of the presentations will remain availablethrough Sunday, December 2nd. Feel free to go back onto the site and check out any presentations you weren’t able to view this past week. Invite your friends to register to check out presentations they might appreciate! If you were registered for Inclusion Fusion, your existing password will continue to work for the site. New registrants will get their own unique password to use on the site.

Pajama Conference is making available for sale a boxed set of DVDs containing all of the video presentations and downloads from Inclusion Fusion 2012. The complete set of conference videos is available for $49.99. The boxed set is a great gift for churches desirous of a resource for training staff and volunteers, as well as for families caring for a child or adult with special needs. Pajama Conference uses the proceeds from the video sale to fund free ministry training, including the Children’s Ministry Web Summit and Inclusion Fusion. Click here to order

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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One Response to No excuses…

  1. Ann Holmes says:

    And, this is increasing as special needs ministry becomes an unstoppable movement by God’s grace!

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