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Indispensable: A Conference to Equip the Body of Christ to Engage Disability
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Indispensable: A Conference to Equip the Body of Christ to Engage Disability

The Baptist Convention of Maryland Delaware and The Banquet Network invite you to the 3rd annual special needs and disability conference, “Indispensable: Equipping the Body of Christ to Engage Disability”. This one day conference is designed to equip individuals and churches to engage and effectively serve individuals and families with disabilities. We are excited to provide an opportunity for individuals like you and churches like yours to learn from one another and gain skills, vital connections, and the tools we all need to serve people and families dealing with disability. Our passion is to help you and your church more effectively expose people and families effected by disabilities to Jesus Christ and His healing community. Join us on Saturday April 28th from 9am-2pm at Freedom Church Baltimore, 5310 Hazelwood Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21206. Our key note speakers this year are: Tom Stolle COO and CFO of the Baptist Convention of Maryland Delaware and Nichole Huggins.

To ensure we equip you and your church we will have 5 breakouts and they are offered twice during the conference so you don’t have to miss the one you like. See below.

  • How to take the gospel to people with disabilities
  • How to make your church an accessible place for people with disabilities
  • How pastors can effectively lead their churches to engage disability
  • How your church can design and start a children’s ministry for kids with disabilities
  • How you and your church can support parents and families who are dealing with disabilities

For more information visit: thebanquetnetwork.com/conference

To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indispensable-equipping-the-body-of-christ-to-engage-disability-tickets-36835500975

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Training - How to Develop Inclusive Classrooms
Feb
4
12:30 PM12:30

Training - How to Develop Inclusive Classrooms

This Banquet Network training will be held February 4th at Freedom Church and will be focused on developing inclusive classrooms. Trainers will present on principles for developing inclusive classrooms within a children's ministry context and others will present on "disability etiquette" for developing more welcoming congregations.

Email thebanquetnetwork@gmail.com or go the link HERE to RSVP. 

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Jan
7
12:15 PM12:15

The Banquet Network - Training

The Banquet Network will be hosting two opportunities for training for anyone interested in learning have to serve children with special needs and disabilities. The sessions will be on January 7th and February 4th from 12:15pm -2:15pm at Freedom Church (5310 Hazelwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206). Lunch will be provided. 

If you would like to attend please RSVP HERE

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Informational Meeting for Pastors & Ministry Leaders
Nov
13
to Dec 8

Informational Meeting for Pastors & Ministry Leaders

  • Freedom Church Baltimore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We would first like to thank you for taking the time to look over this invitation. The Banquet Network exists to inspire, equip and resource churches to reach, serve and include people and families with special needs and disabilities. In an effort to follow our mission, we would like to invite you, the Pastor or person of leadership at your church to a one hour Pastor Luncheon at Freedom Church (5310 Hazelwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206) During the luncheon, we will explain what it would mean for your church to join and be a part of The Banquet Network. We want to preface this by saying that your church does not have to have a special needs ministry in order to join the network. It is our hope that through The Banquet Network churches from all levels of experience can join together to reach families with special needs. We believe that the church is disabled when it does not include, embrace and serve with people and families with special needs and disabilities.

The luncheon will be held on Friday, December 8th from 11am to 12pm.

Please RSVP at http://evite.me/QGdhrtQUbh to let us know if you would like to attend.

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CANCELLED: Special Needs, Disability, and the Church - A conference hosted by The Banquet Network
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

CANCELLED: Special Needs, Disability, and the Church - A conference hosted by The Banquet Network

  • First Baptist Church Whitehouse, Texas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

UPDATE: The Special Needs, Disability, and the Church conference has been cancelled. If you had planned to attend the conference but had not yet registered, our regional Banquet Network Team would still like to connect with you to inform you about the work The Banquet Network is doing and to hear about your passion for special needs, disability, and the Church. Please follow up with us at the thebanquetnetwork@gmail.com

 

The Lausanne Convention estimates that only 5-10% of people with disabilities in the world will ever hear the gospel in an effective manner. Join us to discover why people with special needs and disabilities matter to the Church and how the example of Jesus beckons us to reach, love, and include this population. Speakers will present on their own experiences with disability and lessons learned from special needs ministry. Breakouts will cover topics like the theology of disability, where to begin with special needs ministry, how to recruit and train volunteers, and more. Email thebanquetnetwork@gmail.com for more information.

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