A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 1-3, 2018
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
March 2, 2018 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 200
Families affected by disability often share two desires in their church, accessibility and acceptance. This workshop is designed to equip church leaders with five steps to becoming an accessible and accepting church. Learn and see why disability ministry is important for your church community.
March 2, 2018 - 12:00 PM Room: WC 200
This workshop will explore how to truly help the families we support fully belong. You will be challenged and given practical tools to help battle isolation, create community, meet practical needs, and nurture faith. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could all truly Do Life Together?!
March 2, 2018 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 200
Special Needs Ministry is uniquely a family ministry, requiring a bundled approach that extends beyond the invidividual with a diagnosis, and beyond 90 minutes on Sunday. Learn practical ways churches can wrap around families with 360 degree support. You'll understand the unique stresses families face in their faith, marriages, parenting, and church attendance. Receive practical ideas how to facilitate their engagement with church life (e.g. parent support groups, respite events, Sib Shops, family-friendly fellowship ideas, childcare, and more.)
March 2, 2018 - 3:00 PM Room: WC 200
This workshop will explore methods of designing Bible lessons using different ways to teach while supporting the needs of all learners and learning styles.
March 3, 2018 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 200
What is autism? What does sensory processing disorder mean? Why do children on the spectrum act like they do? What are practical ways I can make church a more pleasant experience for these children? These questions, and more, will be answered as we share practical ways to create an autism friendly church.
March 3, 2018 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 200
This workshop will explore practical tools for the church to plan and execute a respite event for parents of special needs children. These parents often are isolated and do not get a break from the demands of caring for their children. A respite will give couples a chance to re-connect and re-energize. The church gets a chance to show the love of Jesus by meeting valuable needs.
March 3, 2018 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 200
Designed for church ministry leaders and student ministry volunteers, this workshop seeks to dispel the myths of autism by providing an easy-to-understand definition of autism spectrum disorder and functional ways that any church can support individuals with autism successfully within their church body.