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Growing Together: Becoming a Church Where Everyone Belongs Disability Ministry Conference
August 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm - August 24, 2019 at 11:00 am CDT
For Children’s Ministry Leaders, Volunteers, and Parents
SPEAKER: Ashley Belknap, Director of Engaging Disability
Families touched by disability often have unique challenges in trying to participate in ordinary church experiences such as Sunday School, worship, and fellowship times. Becoming a church where everyone is growing in Christ and finding genuine relationships with one another does not happen automatically.
Growing together takes intentional effort, understanding, and a willingness to love those who may be different from you. In this conference, we will look at a range of church issues, from behavior to worship and from Sunday School to fellowship times. We will consider ways that First Presbyterian Church can grow to become a body where individuals and families impacted by disability thrive and find belonging.
Friday, August 23 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Learning to Grow: Discipleship, the Gospel, and Families Impacted by Disability
Saturday, August 24
9:00 am – Learning to Love: Understanding Movement, Noise, and Challenging Behaviors
10:00 am – Learning to Enfold: Practical Steps in Becoming a Church Where Everyone Thrives