The Banquet Network

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Luke 14:13-14

"He said also to the one who had invited him, 'When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.'"

Mission

The Banquet Network exists to inspire, equip,and resource churches to serve and include people and families with special needs and disabilities.

Vision

Our desire is to see Jesus’ Church embrace people and families who experience disability. We desire to see people with disabilities recognized as an essential part of the Church and a population that God cares deeply about. We desire to see the gospel go forth to all nations and peoples, including people with disabilities. We believe the Church is God’s mechanism for restoration and redemption in this world and therefore we strive to empower the local church and the global church to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their communities to those with disabilities.

Strategy

Inspire – TBN inspires churches who are not engaged in disability-inclusion to see God’s heart for embracing, serving, and empowering people and families who experience disability. We inspire churches and individuals through conferences and outreach.

Equip – We continuously collect and compile an array of resource materials, organizations, and experts who can advise and support churches in their unique journeys toward disability-inclusion. Once a church has caught a vision to reach and serve people with disabilities in their community, we come alongside them to investigate and connect them with the most relevant resources to assist in their goals and objectives.

Resource – The Banquet Network hopes to support churches financially by providing small grants for churches to follow their strategy for disability-inclusion. Possible grants may go towards trainings, building modifications, and or ministry costs. We also desire to help churches leverage their existing infrastructure and strengths to create inclusive environments both physically and attitudinally.

Connect

Share your information with us and join us in the journey...

Church Contact Name
Church Contact Name
Please assess which description best describes the current status of your church. Unengaged but Interested: We don’t have any members with disability or special needs, but we’d like to know more about this topic Overwhelmed: We have no idea how to serve and include people with disabilities or special needs in our communities – we need help! Growing: We have some experience with people with disabilities and special needs. We are just figuring out how to serve and include them as we go Confident: We have a few members who are passionate about disability-inclusion and are driving forward our church’s ministry Thriving: We have an established ministry that engages and includes people with disabilities and would love to share our expertise with others Unsure: I don’t know where we fall on this scale

Events

Special Needs Conference - Follow Up Meeting (option 1)

Friday June 23rd 12 - 1pm

@ Freedom Church (5310 Hazelwood Ave. Baltimore, MD 21206)

Special Needs Conference - Follow Up Meeting (option 2)

Saturday July 29th 10 - 11am

@ Freedom Church (5310 Hazelwood Ave. Baltimore, MD 21206)

Contact

Email: thebanquetnetwork@gmail.com

*The Banquet Network operates out of Freedom Church Baltimore: 5310 Hazelwood Ave. Baltimore, MD 21206

 

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