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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Debbie Lillo

Bridge Builders Disability Ministry lead

Saratoga Federated Church

Saratoga, CA

Debbie recently retired from serving for 9 years as Church Relations Manager at Joni and Friends Bay Area and co-leads the Bridge Builders ministry at Saratoga Federated Church. She has been involved in supporting churches and equipping leaders for 15 years and is passionate about ministering to every member of the special needs family.

2016 Workshop

Special Needs: How Might We Become an IRRESISTIBLE Church?


This workshop will explore the qualities of a church so IRRESISTIBLE that our friends with disabilities and their families cannot help but come. We will consider carefully the ways we might change to compel these families to come hear more about Jesus and will discuss ways that becoming more IRRESISTIBLE to families impacted by disabilities causes us to IRRESISTIBLE to many others who feel disenfranchised.

Workshop Handouts: Irresistible church power point (pdf)· Irresistible Church workshop notes (doc)· Bay Area Disability Ministry (doc)· Life Together flyer (pdf)· Resources for the church (doc)· respite FAQs (pdf)· 2016 respite schedule (doc)· What is an Irresistible church (doc)