2011 CPC Special Needs Breakouts & Networking Event
The Children’s Pastor’s Conference has made a commitment to helping churches successfully include children with special needs. Churches considering sending their special needs ministry champions may be interested in the CPC workshops and networking event focused on special needs.
Special Needs Panel Discussion & Networking Event
Orlando: Friday, January 14th 1:30 – 2:30pm (Location TBD)
San Diego: Thursday, March 17th 1:30 – 2:30pm (Location TBD)
Bring your questions and meet other special needs champions! The workshop speakers below will address special needs related ministry questions for the first 30 – 40 minutes with the remainder of the time devoted to networking. Knowing other CP’s doing special needs ministry can be golden when issues arise that require problem solving and creative brainstorming.
**If you want emails with updates on the CPC special needs event locations and opportunities for more downtime networking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org **
Special Needs Toolbox – Kristy Moser
Every building project requires special tools and skills to be solid and successful. Starting a ministry is no different. So how do you build a special needs ministry from the ground up? Come learn what tools you need to start a special needs ministry and how to take it to the next level.
Kristy Moser is the Director of Early Childhood with Crosstown Children’s Ministry at Montgomery Community Church in Cincinnati, OH.
Inclusion Tool Box – Barbara Newman
Children struggling to pay attention? Struggling readers? Struggling writers? Fill your church “tool box” with at least 40 ideas for modifications and strategies to try with those who may need a little extra support in a church children’s or youth setting. This is a very practical and fast paced session.
Barbara Newman is a church consultant with CLC Network.
Autism and Your Church – Nella Uitvlugt
How can you effectively include children with autism in your children’s ministry? The focus on this session will be on strategies and ideas for inclusion. Many of these ideas will be good for those children who do not have ASD.
Nella Uitvlugt is the Executive Director of Friendship Ministries.
Supporting the Family Through the Diagnosis – Amy Fenton Lee
Church staff and lay leaders often struggle to find the right words or appropriate actions to effectively minister to a family fresh off the receipt of a child’s special needs diagnosis. Participants will receive practical guidance of what to say, what not to say, and how a church can meaningfully engage these hurting parents. The information shared in this session is the product of more than sixty interviews with mothers of children with special needs.
To register for CPC, go to: http://incm.org/cpc.html
**A few more $399 registration spots are left for San Diego**