SIDE BY SIDE March 5, 2016 seminar for Youth Ministry Staff & Volunteers

SIDE BY SIDE March 5, 2016 Seminar  for  Youth Ministry Staff & Volunteers

Are teens with special needs in your church? Are they included in your youth ministry?

Bright Threads Ministries invites Youth Ministry Staff & Volunteers to a Hands-on Seminar on           Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m, hosted by Trinity Presbyterian Church, 301 N. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL

LEARN to build community & grow disciples

PRACTICE doing mission “side by side” with teens & young adults with special needs.


Leadership:  Evelyn McMullen, Director of Bright Threads Ministries and Denise Barnes, Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) at University of South Florida.

Mission Partners:    VISTE (Volunteers in Service to elderly) and Lighthouse Ministries, Troxel Center

In the morning we’ll learn the basics or relationships, communication, & behavior with teens & young adults with special needs. At noon we’ll be joined by youth with special needs (ages 12 – 25) for pizza. We’ll practice “side-by-side” with a choice of two one-hour mission projects: birthday cake decorating for VISTE and landscaping for Lighthouse Ministries. We’ll end together with closing reflection on our learning experiences.

Register Here by Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

Cost:    $30, includes a pizza lunch; No cost for youth (ages 12 – 25 with special needs) from noon until 2 p.m.