A great night at Parkside Church!

IMG_0497 - Version 2A great big thank you is in order for Carolyn Arny and her team at the Parkside Church-Green Campus for putting together a wonderful training event last night! Thanks to the efforts of Carolyn and her team, we had approximately 75 attendees for our training last night on Helping Kids With Hidden Disabilities, representing eleven churches from five different Northeast Ohio counties…Lorain, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Stark and Summit.

Chief Mum 2A special thank you also goes out to Carrie Lupoli, putting in a strong bid for Key Ministry’s “Rookie of the Year” award in translating her work as a special educator for Teach For America to the challenges church staff and volunteers encounter when including kids with disabilities in ministry environments.

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For those who weren’t able to attend last night, here are the slides from our presentation… including a number of slides examining challenges for kids with hidden disabilities related to spiritual development to supplement the materials we covered.

I came away from our time last night impressed with the need for church leaders seeking to serve families impacted by disability to have someone to whom they can turn for practical advice and support when they experience challenges related to inclusion. It’s my hope that those serving in the field will feel confident turning to Key Ministry for that advice and support.

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cropped-key-ministry-door.pngOur Key Ministry website is a resource through which church staff, volunteers, family members and caregivers can register for upcoming training events, request access to our library of downloadable ministry resources, contact our staff with training or consultation requests, access the content of our official ministry blog, or contribute their time, talent and treasure to the expansion of God’s Kingdom through the work of Key Ministry. In addition to our downloadable resources, those who register for our resource kit can view any presentation from our Inclusion Fusion Disability Ministry Web Summits “on-demand”. All of these resources are made available free of charge. Check out our website today!

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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