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Join Us for a Training this Spring!

Phil Stegink, All Belong director of educational services, presenting at a Woodcock-Johnson IV training in Fall 2014. Phil Stegink, All Belong director of educational services, presenting at a Woodcock-Johnson IV training in Fall 2014.

We travel quite extensively throughout the school year to train educators, pastors, church leaders, and volunteers to welcome children and adults at all levels of ability into their congregations. This spring, we’ll be traveling and presenting from the west coast to the east coast and many places in between.

We invite you to listen in on a presentation or stop by our exhibit booth at one of the events below!

Note: Some events require registration and are only open to specific audiences; check each event website for more information.

January 19: Christ Memorial Church (Holland, MI)

Barbara J. Newman will be presenting on Autism Spectrum Disorder and inclusion within the church setting

January 21-24: Children’s Pastors Conference - East (Chattanooga, TN)


January 29-31: Calvin Symposium on Worship (Grand Rapids, MI)

Presentation: “Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship: Vertical Habits In Action” with Barbara J. Newman and Betty Grit

February 4-7: Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (Baltimore, MD)

Presentation: “Let Me Try That!: Learning from Churches Including Persons with Disabilities” with Barbara J. Newman

February 7:  Northeast Ohio Special Needs Conference (Bay Village, OH)

Barbara J. Newman is a featured speaker at this conference.

February 12-14: Lutheran Educators Association National Administrators Conference (Orlando, FL)

Visit our exhibit booth for inclusive education resources!

February 15: Christ Memorial Church, Contemporary Christian Life Issues Class (Holland, MI)

Presentation: “All Belong - How Its Work Assists Churches in Cultivating Communities of Inclusion” with Jacki Sikkema

February 16-19: Children’s Pastors Conference – West (Ontario, CA)


March 4-6: National Christian School Association Annual Convention (Atlanta, GA)

Visit our exhibit booth for inclusive education resources!

March 13: Christian Schools International District IV Training (Oostburg, WI)

  • "Three Key Ingredients to Effective Teaching" and "100+ Strategies for Effective Teaching" with Pam Maat

  • "Creating Individual Goals for Special Needs Learners” and “The Basics of Phonological Awareness” with Becky Tubergen

  • "Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology" with Elaine Kappers and Becci Zwiers

March 14: St. Mark Missionary Church (Mishewaka, IN)

Presentation: “Including Children with Disabilities in our Faith Communities” with Barbara J. Newman

March 20: That All May Worship (Virginia Beach, VA)

Presenting: Barbara J. Newman

March 19-21: Northwest Ministry Conference (Seattle, WA)


April 17-18: Accessibility Summit (McLean, VA)

  • “Tips, Tweaks, & Tune-ups for Sunday School Curriculum and Classrooms” panel discussion, including Barbara J. Newman

  • “Autism and Your Church” with Barbara J. Newman

April 19-20: Seventh-Day Adventist Church Disability Ministry Training (California)

Presenting: Barbara J. Newman

May 26-30:  Summer Institute on Theology and Disability (Atlanta, GA)

Presenting: Barbara J. Newman


Schedule Your Training

Invite a member of our team to speak at your upcoming conference or event by calling 616-245-8388. Visit our website for a list of potential topics for educators and churches.