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.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 

12 pm ET  | 11 am CT  |  10 am MT  |  8 am PT 

Teacher: Ashley Belknap, Director of Engaging Disability With The Gospel

Years ago, families drove by churches and talked to friends when considering a new church. In 2019, the first place that families living with disability go for information about your church is the church’s website. Your church’s website is an invaluable tool for communicating that you are intentionally trying to reach, enfold, and disciples people with disabilities of all ages—kids, teens, and adults.

This online training will explore many ways that your church’s website and printed materials, such as the church bulletin and newsletters, can serve your entire congregation in disability ministry.

Topics we will cover: 

  • How to use your church’s website to welcome families with disabilities
  • Why a genuine, honest, and realistic tone in all your advertising matters
  • How to capitalize on the existing ways the church communicates with members
  • How communications can be used to educate your congregation 

Note: If you attended our church website training in 2018, you will not want to miss this! There will be substantial new information in this year’s training.  



Mid-Year Evaluation: Planning June–December for Your Disability Ministry

Thursday, June 13, 2019 

8 pm ET  | 7 pm CT  |  6 pm MT  |  5 pm PT 

Teacher: Ashley Belknap, Director of Engaging Disability With The Gospel

With six months of ministry behind you, it is time to stop and consider where the small steps forward have taken the ministry. Evaluation and reflection is crucial for every ministry; they can keep us from repeating mistakes. They can also redirect our focus to new goals or reorient us to past goals that we have lost sight of.

In this online training, we will discuss how to evaluate the past six months and develop goals for the rest of the year.

We will cover how to evaluate:  

  • The health and direction of your ministry
  • The growth— or lack of growth—in your ministry
  • Team relations, including volunteers and caregivers
  • Your impact and planning for the future