Growing In Faith Through Worship: Celebrating and Nurturing Differing Abilities in the Church (Part I)

Date(s) - October 31, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Carey Centre

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Date: Saturday, Oct. 31 2015  
Time: 9:00 – 4:00
Location: Lecture Hall at Carey Centre
Cost: $60/person includes lunch 
Presenter: Barbara J. Newman
 * this event is sponsored by Carey’s Centre for Worship Studies
Growing in Faith through Worship- Celebrating & Nurturing Differing Abilities In The Church is a series that provides a much-needed opportunity for discussion, examination, and learning how a church can help people with differing abilities to grow in faith. At the October 31st seminar, participants will work together to design some tools so that individuals of varying abilities will have ways to participate meaningfully and joyfully in worship.
About the Presenter:
Barbara J. Newman is the Church Services Director and Special Education Consultant for CLC Network in Wyoming, Michigan, and a Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Program Affiliate. In 2015, Barbara received the Henri Nouwen Award which “recognizes and acknowledge individuals who reflect the compassion, commitment, ministry and servant-hood that values and esteems people with developmental disabilities.” She is the author of several books on creating a  place of welcome in our congregations for persons with disabilities including “Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship”, “Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities”, “Autism and Your Church”,  “El Autismo Y Tu Iglesia,”, and “Body Building: Devotions to Celebrate Inclusive Community”. She is a frequent national speaker at conferences and churches. In addition to writing and speaking, Barbara enjoys working in her classroom at Zeeland Christian School.
Session 1: Disabilities and its impact to our churches
Session 2: Vertical Habits
Session 3: Toolbox to help with Participation
October 31 | February 13 Robbie Castleman | April 23 Marva Dawn

** This program is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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