Inclusion

Building Disability Inclusion into a Church’s Identity

Building Disability Inclusion into a Church’s Identity

We want to see churches start with disability in their DNA. We want people with disabilities to be targets of the evangelistic efforts new churches make, and participants in the early stages of a church’s life. One of our core convictions is that when a church doesn’t include people with disabilities, the church itself is disabled. People with disabilities remind us that God’s grace is shown most powerfully in weakness. They remind us that we all must remain dependent on God for our daily bread.

A Guided Prayer for Adoptive and Foster Families at Easter

A Guided Prayer for Adoptive and Foster Families at Easter

As Easter nears, we humbly ask for Your tender care in the lives of each child and family. May our church services truly be a place of sanctuary for all families this Easter, as we gather to honor You, Lord.

Waking a Sleepy Church: The Urgent Need for Mental Health Ministry

Waking a Sleepy Church: The Urgent Need for Mental Health Ministry

Janet Parshall issued a powerful call to the church to minister more effectively to persons with mental illness in this keynote presentation from Inclusion Fusion Live 2019, a national disability ministry conference hosted by Key Ministry. She identifies key biblical figures who experienced symptoms of mental illness, challenges church leaders to end their stigmatization of persons with mental health issues and pastors to begin addressing the topic in the course of their preaching.

Disability Doesn’t Stop Me From Giving God My Best. Neither Should The Church.

Disability Doesn’t Stop Me From Giving God My Best. Neither Should The Church.

If you want to involve disabled people in ministry and leadership, re-imagine how your current structures, schedules, and systems work. It may be the church itself that is stopping people with disabilities from giving God their best.

Celebrate a National Day of Inclusive Prayer

Celebrate a National Day of Inclusive Prayer

As we gather to pray on this National Day of Prayer, let’s make sure that people of all abilities have opportunities to join with us in worship and be part of the serving team too.

Unique Approaches to Mental Health Ministry that Might Work Well in Your Church

Unique Approaches to Mental Health Ministry that Might Work Well in Your Church

Mental health ministry might mean your church is providing support groups or training, but it might mean stepping out to creatively meet a unique need in your church or local community.

A Conversation About The Cost Of Special Needs Ministry

A Conversation About The Cost Of Special Needs Ministry

Creating a church that is truly inclusive will come with a cost. Wanting a return on investment is not inherently wrong, but when it comes to the fear of being able to finance a special needs ministry, the most important thing to focus on is where the repayment will come from.

10 Reasons to Network with Peers in Disability Ministry

10 Reasons to Network with Peers in Disability Ministry

In whatever ways you get connected outside your church, being intentional about networking with other leaders in disability ministry has personal and professional advantages as well as benefits for those you serve.

Pastors: Here’s Three Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Special Needs Ministry Leaders

Pastors: Here’s Three Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Special Needs Ministry Leaders

Pastor and leaders: if you have a special needs ministry team please show them the same love and appreciation that Paul shares with the church of Thessalonica. It is their faithful work, loving deeds, and enduring hope that is often the engine that secretly powers the mission and purpose of Christ in your congregation.