Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2

Disability and Your Church – A Training and Equipping Event

Disability and Your Church – A Training and Equipping Event



3rd Annual Disability & Your Church Symposium

Presented by Idlewild Special Needs Ministry & The One Roof Initiative

Experts and those on front-line adaptive ministry share wisdom, insights and practical knowledge on a host of topics via a broad itinerary of workshops.

This year will feature Pastor Track workshops that speak directly to Senior and Associate Pastors about the need and value of having disability ministries in our congregations, without ignoring considerations of risk management.

Pastor Track speakers include:

  • Ken Whitten, Senior Pastor, Idlewild
  • Steve Day, Managing Executive Director, St James UMC
  • Reno Zunz, Minister – Pastoral Care, Idlewild



Breakout Topics for churches wanting to start or grow special needs ministries and for those well-established include:

  • Starting a Special Needs Ministry
  • Communication challenges
  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Mental Health Panel
  • Family Matters
  • Adult Ministries
  • Community Resources


Keynote Speaker Emily Colson will capture your heart with tenderness and encouragement gained through her own experience raising a son with autism and struggling to find their place within the church.

Time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., Lutz, FL 33548

Cost: $30 (lunch is included)