Making your church a disability inclusive community

About the workshop

Join us for a day of training from ministry workers, theologians, and specialists in disability theology and ministry. This training event is suitable for ministry staff teams and anyone who belongs to a church and/or are interested in advocating for people with disabilities. 

As this is a catered event, please let us know of any dietary requirements when you register your details. If you require any accessibility provisions please also let us know so we can cater for it too.


Bec Baines

OPCC Mentor

Jenny Bawden

OPCC Committee Chair

Grace Dandie

Disability Ministry Worker

Dr Louise Gosbell

Principal of Mary Andrews College

Lisa and Kirk Patston

OPCC Co-founders

Jerrah Patston

OPCC Ambassador


Please arrive from 8:45am if you would like to grab a cup of tea before we start. A printed handout will be provided on the day. 

For enquiries please email

Saturday 26 November


9:00am Welcome

9:10am Introduction

9:20am Session One

10:30am Morning Tea

11:00am Session Two (A)

12:00pm Session Two (B)

12:30pm Session Three

1:00pm Session Four

1:20pm Lunch

2:00pm Close

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