Together Special Needs Conference

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Date(s) - 03/09/2019
8:15 am - 4:00 pm

Mount Paran Church

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The Together Conference is open to all special needs ministry leaders, children’s and youth pastors/directors, church staff, volunteers, and parents. Jillian Palmiotto and the Mount Paran Family Ministry will be sharing tips to help you start or improve your church’s special needs ministry. The event will be held on Saturday, March 9th, from 8:15 am – 4:00 pm. Registration is required and seating is limited, so register today!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

8:15am – 4:00pm
Mount Paran Church 

Early Bird Registration:
$35 – March 3 – August 31, 2018
Regular Registration:
$50 – Sept 1 – December 31, 2018

Late Registration:
$65 – Jan 1, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019

Registration is required.


Disability-related vendors will be present. 

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

8:15 am – 9:00 am | Check-in and Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am | Worship and Main Session
10:15 am – 11:15 am | Breakout Session 1
11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Breakout Session 2
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Breakout Session 3
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm | Breakout Session 4



Breakout Sessions Include

Developing a Special Needs Ministry (specifically designed for Senior Leadership or Special Needs Pastors):
Why Every Church Needs a Special Needs Ministry with Dr. Lamar Hardwick
Getting Started and Vision Planning with Jillian Palmiotto
Developing a Budget with Lynn Wilkerson
Including Mental Health with Stephen Grcevich, M.D.
Special Events in Special Needs Ministry with Stephen Taylor

Strategies for Students:
Youth and Adult Curriculum with Dr. Evelyn McMullen
Inclusion Strategies for Children with Laverne Odeneal
Beyond Children’s Ministry, Strategies for Teens with Ryan Wolfe
Managing Difficult Behavior with Stephen Culver and Kent Wright
Strategies for Smaller Churches with Sandra Peoples
Facility Tour with Sarah Fain

Volunteers (designed to help you find and lead volunteer teams):
Training Ideas for Volunteers with Avis Eichelberger
Leading Volunteers Spiritually with MacKenzie Bodin
Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers with Joy Motter
Teaching Volunteers How to Build Relationships with Dr. Evelyn McMullen
Implementing a Buddy System with Jillian Palmiotto

Caring for Parents (designed to equip you for ministry to special needs parents):
Building Community for Special Needs Parents with Wendy McKinnon and Heather Barnes
Communicating with Special Needs Parents with Sandra Peoples
A Parent’s Perspective with Elizabeth Newman
Promoting Self-Care Among Special Needs Parents with Stacy Georges
Care for the Caregiver with Mary Tutterow

Inclusion (designed for Typical-Ministry Pastors/Directors):
Inclusion in Nursery and Preschool Ministry with Stephanie James and Shaye Thornton
Inclusion in Children’s Ministry with Wes Lutes and Emily Saum
Inclusion in Middle School Ministry with Ken Chatham and Raissa Kubandi
Inclusion in High School Ministry with Joseph Tvaroch


(Saturday) 8:15 am – 4:00 pm


Mount Paran Church

2055 Mount Paran Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

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