Online Training for Churches and Families

Each of the following training conference calls lasts approximately one hour including a presentation and a question/answer time with the staff.

RULING ELDERS: UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE IN FACILITATING DISABILITY MINISTRY IN YOUR CHURCH CONTEXT

Thursday, August 23, 2018
8 pm ET  |  7 pm CT  |  6 pm MT  |  5 pm PT
Led by Ashley Belknap, Director

What could organic, gospel-centered disability ministry can look like in your church context? How can ruling elders help every area in the church love, support, and encourage families living with disability?

Topics covered:

  • A biblical perspective of disability
  • The effects of disability on discipleship and relationships
  • Organic, gospel-centered disability ministry for every size church
  • The role of the ruling elder in disability ministry

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BUDDY TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS, PARENTS, AND CHURCH WORKERS 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
8 pm ET  |  7 pm CT  |  6 pm MT  |  5 pm PT
Taught by  Ashley Belknap, Director

Buddies come alongside children, teens, and young adults with disabilities and encourage them in their faith and in relating to peers and others.  How can you be an effective buddy?

Topics covered:

  • The purpose, role, and relationship of a buddy
  • How to identify learning needs and support the lead teacher
  • Adaptations and accommodations that keep people learning the Bible
  • The role of a buddy when problem behavior occurs

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PEER BUDDY TRAINING FOR KIDS AND YOUTH 

Thursday, August 30, 2018
7pm ET  |  6 pm CT  |  5 pm MT  |  4 pm PT
Taught by  Ashley Belknap, Director

For kids and youth, ages 8 – 18: You have a really amazing opportunity at church to offer genuine friendship to other kids who have disabilities. Parents and ministry personnel are welcome to join.

We’ll talk openly and honestly about:

  • what disabilities are and the challenges of having a disability
  •  things that make us uncomfortable
  •  how to be a genuine friend
  • how to serve as a buddy in church to help your friends grow in Christ

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