Great Smoky Mountain Disability Conference - Asheville, NC

March 24 - March 25, 2017 · Conference

Is your church irresistible?

Help your church become irresistible by attending the Great Smoky Mountain Disability Conference in Asheville, NC.

On Friday evening, be inspired by keynote speaker, Emily Colson, author of award-winning book Dancing with Max. Emily will share her journey of finding a church that would embrace her son, Max, who is autistic.

*Friday evening will be open to the public.

On Saturday, we will have sessions that will train and equip each attendee in disability ministry. These sessions include: how to start a disability ministry, buddy ministry, engaging volunteers, how to provide respite for families, and inclusive ministry.

Time: Friday from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Saturday from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church
Cost: $25 per person, $20 per person (group of 4 or more)
Contact: Jeff Sutton, Church Engagement Coordinator, Joni and Friends Charlotte; or 704-841-1177


Individual Cost
1 person $25.00 per person
Group Cost
4 people $20.00 per person


Friday, March 24, 2017
6:30pm: Doors open
7:00pm - 8:30pm: Keynote by Emily Colson

Saturday, March 25, 2017
8:00am - 9:00am: Registration
9:00am - 10:00am: Start with Hello - Starting a Special Needs ministry
10:00am - 11:00am: Pathways to Belonging - Inclusive Ministry
11:00am - 12:00pm: Call Me Friend - Buddy Ministry
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch (provided on site)
1:00pm - 2:00pm: We've Got This - Providing Respite for Families
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Game Changers - Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Volunteers
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Q&A with Emily Colson - A Call to Action 

Event registration is closed.