Engaging Disability Director, Ashley Belknap, and Associate Director, Kristen Harnly, will be part of this conference.
Visit with Kristen at the Engaging Disability exhibit table and join Ashley as she presents the following workshops:
Special Needs: Ministering to the Whole Family. We will explore ways to foster spiritual, emotional, and relational growth for every child. We will also focus on ways to help parents and siblings be able to worship and grow through various ministries of the church. We’ll look not only at how families living with disability need the church, but also how the church needs them.
Classroom Management: A Gospel-Centered Understanding of Behavior. At the heart of our discussion will be understanding what behaviors communicate. We’ll explore ways to positively support children with challenging behaviors so that they are better understood, enfolded into their classes, and better able to learn scriptural content.
All Together: Teaching the Bible to Children of all Abilities and Learning Styles. This workshop will focus on strategies for the whole classroom: how to read and effectively reinforce the Bible story, methods for breaking down content, and ways to stretch attention spans. You will walk away with the tools you need to teach all levels of ability in the same classroom without compromising what our children need most, God’s Word.
If you are interested in a special needs ministry consultation on Friday before the main conference, Ashley and Kristen will be available. Be sure to include that in your registration.