2017 Conference Schedule

April 29, 2017 - 9:00am-3:00pm

2017 Keynote Address: Joel Anderson

Diagnosed with Autism at the age of three has not slowed Joel down. He has persevered through all the hard work of being the best he can be. In 2009, Joel graduated from high school with his diploma in hand! Currently he is taking classes in college toward a degree in animation. His dream is to make child friendly movies and animated books teaching good character qualities. His dream was to have his art shown in New York City and Hollywood, and that came true in 2011!

Don’t miss the debut of a new video devotional series created by and for individuals with special needs. Videographer/artist Joel Anderson and musician/podcast host Reid Moriarty will describe their collaboration and show you several 7-minute devotionals designed specifically for teens and adults. You will have a chance to ask questions and give feedback.

Vendor/Exhibits Open

Please visit our vendors and support their work. List of vendors coming soon!

Table Talk Breakout Groups

Food for the heart and the body. Various discussion topics will be posted on lunch tables. Sit, eat, talk, fellowship. Fun!


This session will compare theory with reality revealing what really works.  Co-presented by mother and son, the workshop will contrast best-laid plans for “programs” with actual relationships that disciple and model Jesus. Participants will be challenged to identify, enlist, and appreciate the natural strengths and spiritual gifts of all the members in the community.

The Disability Ministry Conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

Friendship Ministries
Young Life Capernaum

Our Generous Sponsors

Calvary Church of Santa Ana
Crossroads Church
Friendship Ministries
Miracle 139
Young Life Friendship Ministry

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