Great Gifts: The Key Catalog

Have you started your Christmas shopping?

keys I really love to choose gifts for the folks in my life! And, since you all are a big part of my life, I want to share the gift of good information with you. This month, I’m going to be sharing some great products, books and services that you can give as gifts! I know you’ll find these ideas just right for someone in your ministry or family.

Today’s idea:

The Key Catalog

As you know, Key Ministry provides direct training and consultation to churches across the United States (and all over the globe!) Through our services, we help pastors and volunteers understand how disabilities affect children’s learning, behavior and spiritual development. We also extend our training to include information on how special needs impact parents and siblings. This year alone, we have traveled to 10 states for live training, and our blogs and resources have reached over 131 countries.Our training is free of charge to churches, because we don’t want cost to be a barrier to inclusion.

Would you like to sponsor a training for a church or network of churches? We’d love to include YOU in our ministry through the opportunity of sponsorship. When you give through the Key Catalog, you provide solid, research-based training to churches…and as a result, you open the church doors to families affected by disabilities who might not have been able to attend.

And that is an everlasting gift.

Please click over to the Key Catalog and partner with us in this great adventure of inclusion!


What’s Up (part 2!): A Preview for Fall, 2012

We are so excited about what we have planned for you this fall…new tools, new downloads, new ways to connect with our team as you learn about special needs and grow your programs! Here are a few more details…

We just launched a brand new website! Please click on over and register with us. You’ll find downloads, articles, forms and inspiration! And…it’s all FREE!

On October 13, come and see us in the great state of Texas! Steve Grcevich will be teaching two workshops at the Faith and Disability Symposium in Katy, TX. This conference is full of unique workshops designed to take your ministry to a higher level…and guaranteed to encourage you. Our friend and colleague, Denise Briley is one of the leaders of this conference…you MUST meet her! Her enthusiasm  for inclusion is priceless. To learn more about this conference, click here.

If you’re in Northeast Ohio, you can find us at the Annual Autism Forum on Thursday, October 18. We’ll be participating in a panel on faith-based communities. We’d love to see you there! For more information, contact The ARC of Stark County at 330-492-5225.

Later this fall, we’ll travel to central Pennsylvania for the Engage Children’s Ministry Training Event on November 9 and 10. Steve will be teaching two breakouts there, and he hopes to meet you! This is a fast-growing conference designed to meet the needs of pastors and volunteers by offering over 40 workshops, plus a keynote with Sue Miller! And…the conference is only $20!

Next, our second annual online training event, Inclusion Fusion, is scheduled for November 12-16. This conference is FREE…and anyone with a computer, smart phone or tablet can access it from anywhere in the world! You’ll be treated to wisdom from Amy Dolan, Jim Pierson, Beth Guckenberger, Shannon Dingle, Aaron Scheffler, and many, many more! Registration opens on Sunday at

And, last but not least, we’re collaborating with the publishers of K! Magazine to give you a year-long, in-depth series of articles on special needs inclusion. We hope this will be helpful as you plan and develop your programs and relationships.

Happy, happy autumn…hope yours is full of crisp apples and crisp ideas!




You have just GOT to see this…it’s our brand new, easy-to-use, chock-full-of-info Key Ministry Website…

We are so excited to share this with you…you’ll be able to find tons of resources, links, projects and materials right here. PLUS…you can register and download information you can use whenever you need it. We can’t wait for you to stop by and click around…so let’s have some fun…

Click here to enter the site. Wander around. Relax. Get to know us. Then, send me an email here to tell me your favorite feature of the new site…and you’ll be entered to win a huge bag of Hershey’s kisses.