Care and Support

Three Insights for a Creating Mental Health Ministry

Three Insights for a Creating Mental Health Ministry

With this simple template, Beth and the staff at Colorado Community Church have helped hundreds of people with their mental health and helped them understand themselves as children of God. You can do the same!

How the Church Can Foster Meaningful Holidays for Special-Needs Siblings

How the Church Can Foster Meaningful Holidays for Special-Needs Siblings

I want to say “thank you” to leaders who are taking time to prayerfully ponder, be sensitive to, and invest in the experiences of their special-needs families throughout this beautiful holiday season. Your gift of love can give joy to an entire family.

Why the Home Group Model Is Hard for Special-Needs Families and How to Make It Easier

Why the Home Group Model Is Hard for Special-Needs Families and How to Make It Easier

Many churches are moving away from the traditional Sunday school model and using home groups. But this way of “doing life together” can leave special-needs families isolated and alone.

Looking Good on Paper: Seeing Special-Needs Families Beyond What They Post on Social Media

Looking Good on Paper: Seeing Special-Needs Families Beyond What They Post on Social Media

We get dressed up for church and come into the building with smiles on our faces, because there is nothing like a grump to turn people away. But because we put on a good face, few ever inquire how we are really doing. WHY? Because we make it look easy—we have to. We do daily what we must do.

Four Characteristics of Church Environments Ready to Welcome Special-Needs Families

Four Characteristics of Church Environments Ready to Welcome Special-Needs Families

I have found that there are four characteristics of churches that already have the type of environment that can over time serve as a foundation for building a solid special-needs ministry for families who need their support.