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Biblical Care Disability Conference

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Biblical Care Disability Conference

Helping churches minister effectively to Families and Individuals affected by disability at any and all phases of life. This is a conference designed to help churches become truly welcoming to all people with all needs. The Florida Baptist Convention in partnership with Joni and Friends invite you and your team to a one-day conference on serving people affected by disabilities.

Keynote Speaker: Pastor Dan Hall

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023

Time: 9:00AM – 3:00PM (Continental Breakfast and Lunch included)

Location: Woodlawn Baptist Church | 824 N Ferdon Blvd, Crestview, FL 32536

Cost: $20 per person | max of $75 per church



8:30 Coffee/Continental Breakfast/Fellowship

9:00 Welcome – Pastor Jason Allen
Welcome and Introductions – Lewis Miller
Joni and Friends Introduction – Amy Schipper

9:25 Worship – Woodlawn Baptist Worship Team
Opening Plenary Session – Dan Hall

10:15 Break

10:30 Workshop 1

  • Disability 101: Theology of Suffering – Dr. Michael Beates
  • Beyond Sunday Morning: The Family Dynamic – Pastor Jared Owen
  • Biblical Counseling: The Church as a Hospital – Martie Kwasny

11:00 Break

11:15 Workshop 2

  • Disability 101: Ministry Models, “Start with Hello” – Amy Schipper
  • Beyond Sunday Morning: What does God Call the Church to?  – Dr. Michael Beates
  • Biblical Counseling: “Hospitality and Disability Ministry” – Martie Kwasny

12:00 Lunch and Panel Discussion – Dan Hall | Breakout session leaders
Q&A Lewis Miller

1:45 Workshop 3 

  • Disability 101: Culture Change for Success – Amy Schipper
  • Beyond Sunday Morning: The Unseen Suffering: What is the Scope of Disability? – Mary Aninos and Heather Allen
  • Biblical Counseling: “Counseling through Grief and Suffering” – Martie Kwasny

2:30 Closing Plenary Session: What’s next? – Dan Hall

2:50 Gratitude – Lewis Miller

3:00 Dismiss



August 19
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Woodlawn Baptist Church – Crestview
824 N Ferdon Blvd
Crestview, FL 32536
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