COHORTS OF 3-5 CHURCHES

We’ll take you from A-Z in figuring out what disability inclusion means for your church.

The purpose of our cohorts is to give churches practical skills and coaching to take the next step in disability ministry. Joining a cohort will provide your church with free training, one on one consulting, a community of churches who are seeking to include those with disabilities, and a small grant to jump start your efforts. We work alongside you to create a plan based on your church’s unique needs and desires to incorporate those with disabilities. If you are not yet ready to carry out the next steps to incorporate those with disabilities, you can still attend a cohort to gain useful insight about how to be more accessible to the largest unreached population group — those with special needs. Taking steps toward including people with disabilities doesn’t necessarily mean starting a full-blown ministry — for some, it may just look like talking to greeters about disability etiquette; for others, it may mean doing outreach with a nearby school with students with special needs. We recognize that every church has different needs and assets, and we work with you to make a plan that is feasible and fits your church’s vision and values. We provide all of the training and resources for free — all we ask is that each church sends 2-3 representatives to be trained and carry the vision forward within their church.

UPCOMING COHORTS:

Details TBD

California, MD / August 17th 2019

Washington, D.C. / August 2019

Richmond, VA / TBD

Owensboro, KY / TBD

Albuquerque, NM / TBD

PAST COHORTS:

Baltimore, MD / February 2019

Columbia, MD / April 2019

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Sample cohort schedule

9:00-9:10am Prayer/Welcome & introductions

9:10-9:30 Theological exercise

9:30-10:00 Overview of disability

10:00-10:30 Disability etiquette

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40-10:50 Four things to consider

10:50-11:30 To, for, with, by model & ministry examples

11:30-12:00 Assessment

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-12:50 Self Awareness Exercise

12:50-1:00 Prayer

1:00-2:00 Ministry strategy & next steps

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