The Engage Conference is now Engage Labs!

Engage Labs is a cohort of disability ministry professionals coming together to receive expert training, develop community, and explore ideas for the inclusion of people experiencing disability. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a new volunteer, there is truly something for anyone wanting to get involved in changing the story of disability.

Engage Labs

Engage Labs is an 8 month training intensive for disability ministers, volunteers, or non-profit leaders.

Small cohorts of 8-10 allow you to receive personal a la carte training and develop close relationships with others in your field. We will also connect you to experts in this space.

Our meetings will begin in late September, and like many of our meetings, will be held remotely. Our November meeting will be a three-night retreat in Scottsdale, AZ. Our final meeting can be attended in person or remotely and will culminate in our Engage the Community event in Fayetteville, AR in April.

Scottsdale Intensive Dates: November 15-18, 2021*

Engage Labs Cost: $1000

Registration is now closed. Stay tuned to apply for our 2022-2023 cohort!

Scholarships are available.

*Cohort attendees are resonsible for travel to/from Scottsdale.


“At 99 Balloons, we believe disability ministry is all about relationships, but oftentimes the disability minister can be overlooked in their OWN need for relationships. Join us- as well as like minded peers- as we journey together in loving, serving and growing our leadership capacity.”

Matt Mooney

Co-Founder, 99 Balloons

“Disability ministers and non-profit leaders face unique challenges. I am thrilled 99 Balloons can provide unique training, solutions, and, most importantly, community to help them in their work.”

Sarah Harriman

Executive Director, 99 Balloons

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What is Engage Labs?

Learn about Engage Labs in this short (one minute!) video.

Engage Labs Will Provide You With

One-on-One Training

After an interview with Matt Mooney and 99 Balloons staff, we’ll get to the heart of what you and your ministry need to thrive.  We’ll design a la carte training just for your needs. 

Connection to Experts

Learn from the best in the field about the issues you are facing.


Small cohorts will allow you to build connections and friendships with others in your field.