For 33 years I've watched the gifts of the Spirit manifest in my son Joel, who has autism. As Jesus said, everyone gets in on it! And watch out! Joel is not shy about sharing his gifts with the church!
Churches provide services and support to a large segment of the population who would otherwise increase demands on the mental health system. At the same time, mental health professionals and leaders have an interest in seeing that the care provided by churches is of high quality and meets the needs of those being served.
There are some simple strategies you can use to help you effectively communicate and explain baptism to a loved one with disabilities.
God measures by faith, by overcoming, by working with what we’re given, not by results. Results are up to Him.
Here are eight thoughts for church leaders and my fellow Christians to consider in making sense of the suicide epidemic.
As a pastor with a developmental disability, I have spent the last four years learning from the story of the prophet Elijah about how to best serve my family, church, and community by giving more attention to the need for self-care in my ministry.