BASS

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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Connie Hutchinson

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Connie Hutchinson
Connie Hutchinson

Director of Disabilities Ministry
First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
(714) 257-4386
connie.hutchinson@evfreefullerton.com

Connie is the Director of Disabilities Ministry at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton. She has spoken at conferences and colleges nationwide as an advocate for people with disabilities. She has also traveled to China, Romania, Ghana and Morocco to advocate for the disabled. Connie oversees 5 special education Sunday school classes and provides inclusion opportunties for children and teens with disabilities when appropriate. She leads the MS Support Group, MoKSN Group (moms of kids with special needs) and the Sibling Support Group. Connie and her husband Mike have been married for 40 years and have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.




2012 Workshops

Special Needs: Creative Outreach: Drawing the Disabled Community Into the Church

3/2/2012

We will first look at why it is important to reach out to families living with disabilities within your church and community. We will then discuss some practical and creative ways you can reach out and make people with disabilities and their families feel welcomed in the body life of the church. We will also think outside the box, providing suggestions for outreach activities beyond Sunday mornings to minister to people of all ages in your community who are living with disabilies and their families.

Special Needs: Reaching Out to Meet the Needs of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Your Church

3/2/2012

In this workshop we will discuss ways to meet the needs of teens and adults with intellectual disabilities in your church through Sunday morning programming, curriculum ideas and other resources.Teens and adults with intellectual disabilities need to participate in the body life of the church, be instructed in God's Word and have an opportunity to serve.

Special Needs: Tips and Techniques for Including Children with Autism on Sunday Morning

3/3/2012

We will review the characteristics common of children with autism and how best to address the unique needs of these children within your current Sunday School program. We will discuss three alternatives successfully tried to meet the specific needs of various children and teens with autism in a church setting; inclusion with a one-on-one buddy, small specialized structured class setting, or combination of both. Each child is a unique individual and placement needs to be prayerfully considered for the benefit of all.

2011 Workshops

Special Needs: Reaching Out to Meet the Needs of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in your Church

3/4/2011

In this workshop we will discuss ways to meet the needs of teens and adults with intellectual disabilities in your church through Sunday morning programming, curriculum ideas and other resources.

Special Needs: Identifying and Utilizing the Spiritual Gifts and Talents of People with Disabilities in Your Church

3/4/2011

God gives talents and abilities to all people. To believers, He also gives spiritual gifts. He gives these talents and spiritual gifts to believers to be used in the building up of the Body of Christ, to glorify God, and to serve one another. This truth applies equally to people who are disabled or non-disabled. This workshop will focus on ways our members with disabilities can use their spiritual gifts and talents to serve the body of Christ in our local churches. Numerous case studies will be presented.

Special Needs: Creative Outreach: Drawing the Disabled Community Into the Church

3/5/2011

In this workshop we will look at practical and creative ways to grow your disabilities ministry by reaching out to families living with disabilities within your church and community.


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