Joy: A Disability Conference

Joni and Friends Tennessee, partnered with First Baptist Concord, is excited to announce our second annual JOY A Disability Conference. This is a two-day conference for church leaders, caregivers, and anyone interested in learning how to provide ministry to people affected by disabilities. Please join us as together we grow in accelerating Christian ministry in the disability community.

Friday night will begin with a FREE concert by Christopher Duffley. Christopher is an inspirational and passionate singer and musician. Born prematurely, Christopher weighed only 1 lb 12 oz at birth and was rendered blind due to Retinopathy of Prematurity. His goal is to share God’s love through his inspirational singing and dynamic presentations.

Night of Worship with Christopher Duffley begins at 6:30 PM in the Worship Center at First Baptist Concord.

Saturday join us for local speakers, worship, exhibits, lunch and different workshop tracks from which to choose. These workshops will be information-packed with knowledgeable speakers who are experts on disability from around Tennessee. On Saturday, exhibitors will be set up 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes after the conference (8:00-8:30 AM and 3:30-4:00 PM). Stop by their tables to learn more about disability organizations in the community, as well as resources and businesses that specialize in helping families affected by disability. This is a great way to get connected!

You can register for this conference below, plus register for childcare or check out the conference hotel for a special discount.

We trust you will leave the conference with the knowledge, tools and resources to begin a journey of becoming a church that is "irresistible" to families and individuals affected by disability.

More Information and Registration

  • Register through Joni & Friends for the Saturday part of the conference at
  • Conference Hotel: The Hampton Inn and Suite in Turkey Creek/Farragut. Book a reservation HERE
  • Childcare: Sign up for childcare HERE