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Thursday, September 26

2:30pm EDT

Trauma-Informed Kids Ministry/Church
Millions of American children have experienced trauma. Because of their past experiences, traditional responses and discipline simply aren’t effective. Join us as we dig into “why” behind disruptive behavior while learning practical and proven methods to respond to kids with challenging behavior in healthier and more effective ways. In a trauma informed ministry, volunteers are empowered, parents feel welcomed and understood, and kids are better able to hear and understand the love of Jesus.


Thursday September 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
Room Q

3:30pm EDT

The ABC's of Special Needs Ministry
Come learn the basics of starting and developing a successful ministry to kids with special needs and their families. This workshop will give you a practical step by step plan, tools and resources, ministry models and volunteer training ideas to help you start being more intentional to welcome kids with special needs into your ministry.


Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Room N
Friday, September 27

1:30pm EDT

5 Things I Learned As We Started Our Special Needs Ministry and What We Would Do Differently
Starting any ministry requires prayer, vision, and purpose. Special Needs Ministry requires that and so much more. From understanding needs, calculating resources, volunteer training, and communication, this new ministry will be life-giving to all. Are you ready? Join us as we walk through five areas that need to be considered and the impact it can have on your church and community.


Friday September 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
St. Louis

4:00pm EDT

Including Special Needs Families in Your Ministry
Raising a child with special needs can be a tough assignment that impacts the whole family. A child with a physical, developmental or mental health issue can bring a lot of unique challenges to a family and a church. Learn some practical ways, including respite ministry that will help your church include or support kids and families with special needs on their spiritual journey, no matter your level of experience or size of your church.


Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Room C