Church4EveryChild: Church4EveryChild is Key Ministry’s “official” blog. The blog’s principal author and editor is Dr. Steve Grcevich, Key’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Medical Director. Readers will find lots of content on “hot topics” in the field of disability ministry and disability inclusion, along with extensive resources on ministry to kids with mental illness, trauma and developmental disorders and their families.
Church4EveryChild was ranked fourth among children’s ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children. To subscribe, access the blog through this link and click on the “Sign me up” button under “Email Subscription” in the right sidebar.
Not Alone: The special-needs parenting path can be a lonely one to walk. We want you to know you don’t have to walk it alone. We are a group of special-needs parents who are walking that path with you. We know the heartache of getting a diagnosis and we also know the joy we can find in the smallest of accomplishments. We speak the same language. We’ve sat in IEPs, hospital waiting rooms, and in the hall during the church service. We push wheelchairs, prepare GF/CF foods, calm night terrors, and plan for our children’s futures. No matter where you find yourself today, you are not alone. Not Alone is about finding faith and friendship for the special needs journey.
In addition to Church4EveryChild, the following blogs are authored by Key Ministry staff or consultants…
Dinglefest: Shannon Dingle and her husband (Lee) serve as coordinators of the Access Ministry, the Special Needs Ministry of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC., in addition to her work as a church consultant for Key Ministry. In her family blog, Shannon chronicles her experiences as a mother of six kids, several of whom experience significant disabilities. Shannon also has a special needs ministry blog, The Works of God Displayed.
Sandra Peoples: Sandra serves Key Ministry as the Social Community/Family Support Manager. She and her husband Lee live in Pearland, Texas where they are planting a new church. They have two boys, David and James (who is on the autism spectrum). Sandra is the author of Speechless: Finding God’s Grace in My Son’s Autism and Held: Learning to Live in God’s Grip (a Bible study for special-needs parents). She has a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.Sandra’s blog addresses how her “Plan B” as a pastor’s wife and mother of a child with special needs has turned out to be perfect as God’s “Plan A.”
Nils Smith: As the Innovation Pastor at Community Bible Church, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States, Nils oversees the entire web presence of CBC. He also had the opportunity to launch the ministry of Online Church for CBC which is now reaching over 16,000 people each week from more than 400 different cities around the world. Additionally, CBC has a growing Facebook Community of over 750,000 people. These ministry efforts have been highlighted in Church Executive Magazine, The Christian Post, KENS5 News, Church Marketing Sucks, ChurchMag, The Baptist Standard, Leadership Network, Heart Your Church and several other media outlets. Nils’ blog offers valuable knowledge to church leaders on maximizing technology for ministry.
Ryan Wolfe: In addition to his work for Key Ministry, Ryan Wolfe continues to serve full-time in the position he has held since 2010 as Developmental Disabilities Pastor at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio. At First Christian, Ryan has developed a faith-based day program & employment program for adults with developmental disabilities. First Christian Church also hosts respite events, an annual prom, Sunday morning ministries for both children & adults, a volunteer guardianship program and more to support persons with disabilities. Ryan blogs at disabilityministry.com.