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April 5-6, 2019 | Cleveland, Ohio

Inclusion Fusion Live

People from around the country will come together for two days to be encouraged and equipped to better serve the families who attend their churches! This conference is for ministry leaders, families, and those in disability care fields. Options to bring your team or sponsor families in your congregation are available on the registration form.

Choose a FAMILY-TRACK ticket if you are interested in our family-focused workshops. An ALL-ACCESS ticket will give you the option to select from over 30 workshops representing ministry-focused and family-focused topics. Either ticket will give you access to all main stage presentations including our four keynotes, numerous quick takes (TEDTalk style presentations), and interviews with leaders from around the country. Early bird pricing is available; please see registration form for details.

Looking to take a deeper dive into mental health inclusion ministry? Want to start a special needs ministry at your church? Are you ready to take the first steps in providing a respite ministry? Add a Ministry Intensive to your registration form as a Friday option.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bay Presbyterian Church, on the shores of Lake Erie, this April.

Speakers

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Keynote SPEAKER

Janet Parshall is the host of the Christian talk show In the Market with Janet Parshall, which is broadcast on the Moody Radio network on over 700 stations. As a radio and television commentator, author and advocate for the family, Janet has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including Crossfire, Hardball, Nightline, Larry King Live, Donahue, The 700 Club, Hannity & Colmes and NewsNight with Aaron Brown.

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stephen grcevich md

Why Your Church Needs a Mental Health Inclusion Strategy

Dr. Steve Grcevich is the President and Founder of Key Ministry, and author of Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions.


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sandra peoples

Your Plan B is God’s Plan A

Sandra is the author of Unexpected Blessings and the executive editor and social media manager for Key Ministry. 

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stephen ‘doc’ hunsley

Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

Doc Hunsley is the SOAR Special Needs Director and Pastor for Grace Church in Overland Park and Olathe, Kansas.

In addition to presentations from our four keynote speakers, we have over 30 professionals presenting workshops and quick takes for those interested in both ministry and family-related topics. The family-focused track is designed to support and encourage parents and caregivers of those affected by disability. The ministry-focused track will help ministry leaders and volunteers take the next steps in their mental health and disability inclusion ministries. Choose an ALL-ACCESS ticket or a FAMILY-TRACK ticket when you register. All tickets will give you access to main stage presentations including worship, keynote presentations, and quick takes.

Schedule

Saturday, April 6

8:00a - 8:30a: registration and coffee

8:30a - 9:30a: worship and keynotes

9:45a - 11:00a: breakout session 6 & quick takes

11:15a - 12:30p: breakout session 7 & quick takes & interviews

12:30p - 1:30p: lunch break

1:30p - 2:45p: breakout session 8 & quick takes & interviews

2:45p - 3:15p: closing session

Friday, April 5

8:00a - 9:00a: registration and coffee

9:00a - 10:15a: breakout session 1

10:30a - 11:45a: breakout session 2

11:45a - 1:00p: lunch break

1:00p - 2:15p: breakout session 3

2:30p - 3:45p: breakout session 4

6:30p - 7:45p: worship and keynotes

7:45p - 9:00p: breakout session 5 & quick takes

MINISTRY INTENSIVES

8:30a - 11:45a - Part 1

11:45a - 1:00p - Lunch (included)

1:00p - 3:45p - Part 2

 

Ministry Intensives

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One in five children and adults in the U.S. experience a significant mental health condition at any given time. Few churches have any plan for welcoming and including families affected by mental illness. In this intensive, attendees will be given all of the necessary tools and resources for formulating a church-wide mental health inclusion strategy. We will identify barriers to church participation for children and adults with common mental health conditions and introduce an array of interventions for including them in the full range of ministry activities most critical for spiritual growth. Presenters: Stephen Grcevich, MD, Brad Hoefs, Catherine Boyle. Note: Everyone who registers for this intensive will be provided a copy of Dr. Grcevich’s book, Mental Health and the Church and encouraged to review the key ideas presented in advance of the Intensive.

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Has God called you or your church to start a Special Needs Ministry, but you don't know where to begin? Whether you are a small church or a large one, this workshop will answer the questions of how, what, and why. You will learn the steps to take from learning the theology of Disability Ministry to how to get senior leadership on board. You will fill your toolbox with how to deal with different types of behaviors, how to recruit and train volunteers, understand the different classroom environments as well as curriculum options available, engaging and partnering with church staff and community organizations, how to help your ministry to become outward focused, and helping your church become an inclusive place for those with special needs. You will receive all the information you need and more! After this workshop you will realize that YOU can do special needs ministry at your church! Presenters: Stephen ‘Doc’ Hunsley & Beth Golik

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Buddy Break is a free respite program created by Nathaniel’s Hope where kids with special needs and their siblings have fun and establish meaningful friendships with other kids and adults while their parents and caregivers get a much needed break from their responsibilities. Buddy Break represents the largest church-based respite network in the U.S., serving families in over 100 locations across 26 states and Puerto Rico. Participants in this intensive will receive the necessary training required for their church to participate in the Buddy Break respite network and will receive a credit toward the purchase of the Buddy Break Start-Up kit. Presenter: Marie Kuck.


Location

CONFERENCE VENUE:

Bay Presbyterian Church is in a western suburb of Cleveland, overlooking Lake Erie: 25415 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH 44140.

Free Parking.

Nearest airports: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (9 miles) and Akron Canton Airport (61 miles).

HOTEL INFO:

Courtyard Cleveland Westlake (25050 Sperry Drive, Westlake, OH 44145) is one mile from Bay Presbyterian Church.

Book through this link for the conference rate of $99/night (must book by March 14 to receive conference rate).

 

Be an Exhibitor at Inclusion Fusion Live

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