This exciting two day event will engage Pastors, Ministry Leaders, and congregations and inspire churches to begin including the disabled.

Keynote Speakers:

Speaker, Author of Disability and the Gospel, Dean of Students at The Geneva School, a Christian Classical School, former editor of Tabletalk for Ligonier Ministries, and former teacher of Reformed Theology Seminary. Dr. Beates will discuss why your church needs to include people with disabilities.

Emily Colson

Speaker, Author of Award-Winning book Dancing With Max.  She speaks at churches regarding inclusion, advocates for autism, appears regularly on Focus on the Family and The Huckabee Show.  Her 23 year-old son has autism.  Emily is the daughter of the late Chuck Colson.  Ms. Colson will discuss how to include those with special needs.

Special Music by: Lori Sealy

A talented musician and songwriter who also has autism.  Lori is married to a church planting pastor and is the mother of two children.  Her son also has autism.  Lori is an engaging storyteller.

Barbara Newman

Barbara is a church and school consultant for Christian Learning Center Network. She is the author of many books and resources, including Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship. She has written for Joni and Friends, Friendship Ministries, and is a national speaker at conferences and churches. She also enjoys working in her classroom at Zeeland Christian School in Michigan.

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September 23-24, 2016

Charleston Southern University

9200 University Boulevard, 

Charleston, SC  29406




Group rate: 4+ $35


Students $15

*with approval

Registration includes lunch! 

A meal voucher will be provided.

By Joni and Friends Charlotte



Each session will teach aspects of disability ministry. Attendees will leave with strategies for immediate use!  Excitement for including those with disabilities will abound throughout the confence.


  • How to Launch a Disability Ministry

  • Buddy Ministry

  • Ministry on a Budget

  • Autism and Faith

  • Volunteers- How to Gain and Retain

  • Behavior Management

  • Ministry to Typical Siblings

  • Beyond Suffering

  • Much More!



Break-Out Sessions


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