JAM Preview!

This is what my family room looks like when I’m preparing for a JAM Session:

Messy, but productive.

A JAM Session, for those of you who don’t know, is a day-long intensive training for pastors and volunteers who want to Jump-start an All-inclusive Ministry. It’s one of our favorite things to do at Key Ministry, because we can really go in-depth and build relationships with folks who want to welcome and minister with families affected by disabilities.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the things we’re going to do…

We’ll talk about ways to keep children and teens actively engaged in worship and Sunday School:

We’ll discuss ways to manage behavior and teach kids HOW to be the Body of Christ:

We’ll learn about social stories and visual schedules, which are helpful tools for some students:

We’ll also have modules on modifying curriculum, working effectively with parents, recruiting volunteers, and maintaining a safe ministry. In addition, we’ll have lots of time for questions and answers. We deliberately limit our JAM session registration so that the group is small enough; we want everyone to leave feeling equipped. SO…I’m excited about Monday’s JAM Session at Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Solon, OH. We have just a couple more spots open, so if you are interested, please contact Peggy Anderson to register: peggy@pioneersolon.org

And, in the meantime, I’ll be making kits and preparing presentations. Thankfully, Mitzie Alice Wetherbee is helping me today. She has reviewed the visual schedule activity:

…and she read the social story:

She also inspected some of the activities:

She implores you: “Come to the JAM Session!”

If you’d like to schedule a JAM Session in your area, please let me know: katie@keyministry.org

Blessings from my messy, JAMMin’ family room…


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