Engaging Disability Associate Director, Kristen Harnly, will be part of this conference.
Join Kristen as she presents the following workshops:
Special Needs: Ministering to the Whole Family. Families touched by disability experience unique challenges and opportunities. We will examine these as we explore ways to foster spiritual, emotional, and relational growth for the 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 often think of ministry to the family as primarily about meeting their needs. We’ll look not only at how families living with disability need the church, but also how the church needs them.
Discipleship for Kids with Disabilities. We have a common goal for all of our kids – that they know and love God and flourish in the community of the church. In this workshop, we will consider ways to facilitate participation and growth in the church for kids who have disabilities. Topics will include communication with families, understanding the spectrum of inclusion, tips for using peer or adult buddies, and curriculum adaptation.
If you are interested in a special needs ministry consultation on Friday before the main conference, Kristen will be available. Be sure to include that in your registration.