Inclusion Fusion returns on March 6…

Inclusion Fusion updatedWe’re baaaack!

In November of 2011 and 2012, Key Ministry put on our first and second Inclusion Fusion Disability Ministry Web Summits. Inclusion Fusion was a worldwide web conference to equip churches to more effectively minister to families of kids with disabilities. It was designed as an opportunity for Christ followers everywhere to come together to share ideas and resources to advance the movement among Christ-honoring churches to serve, welcome and include families of kids with disabilities. Inclusion Fusion was made available free of charge, to ensure the participation of as many church leaders, volunteers and families as possible. Staff transitions made it impossible for us to offer Inclusion Fusion in 2013, but we’re back now…and we’ve made some improvements we think will be helpful to everyone involved.

DSCN7752Here’s what’s different…

In addition to our online Summit in November, Inclusion Fusion will be offered as a monthly disability ministry symposium on the first Thursday of each month with a focus on either one headline speaker or one topic of interest to those involved with the disability ministry movement. Participants will be able to watch the featured presentation(s) throughout the day, and our featured speaker will be available for interactive chat at designated times during the day. Some of the topics we plan to feature during 2014 include…

  • Autism
  • Inclusion of teens with disabilities in youth ministry
  • Including medically fragile kids at church
  • Inclusion of kids with disabilities in Christian schools
  • Web-based strategies for connecting churches and families

In addition, no preregistration will be required for Inclusion Fusion. The technology we’re using is designed to make it as easy as possible for participants to invite their friends, neighbors or pastors through integration with Facebook or Twitter. Discover a new idea you’d like to share? Tell all your friends on Facebook or tweet it to your followers immediately!

Here’s what won’t change with Inclusion Fusion 2.0…

Inclusion Fusion will still be free.

Gillian MarchenkoInclusion Fusion will still seek to provide ideas and content that bring together pastors, church staff, volunteers and families around the cause of fully including persons with disabilities and their families into the life of the local church.

Inclusion Fusion will still be open to anyone with great ideas to share with the disability ministry movement and excellent video presentation skills. You need not have a book deal or excellent connections with everybody on the speaker circuit to have an opportunity here.

Inclusion Fusion will still feature a Web Summit in the fall with 20-30 speakers. Many of the presentations may be ten minutes in length or less (based upon research on web viewing habits), with a handful of longer featured presentations.

On Thursday, we’ll be announcing our speakers for March and April. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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ADHD Series LogoKey Ministry has assembled a helpful resource page for church leaders and parents addressing the topic of ADHD and spiritual development. This page includes our blog series on the topic and links to helpful videos and resources for pastors, church staff, volunteers and parents. Access the resource page 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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