Sandra Peoples

Tips for Communicating with Special-Needs Parents

Tips for Communicating with Special-Needs Parents

In order to communicate with care and compassion, ministry leaders need to understand the five phases of special-needs parenting. In the video below, I give an overview of the phases, share what families need from their church in each phase, and give communication tips that are effective no matter what phase parents are in.

How Many Children with Disabilities Should I Expect at a Church My Size?

How Many Children with Disabilities Should I Expect at a Church My Size?

How many children with disabilities should your church be serving? It’s a good question, and there are a few factors that go into determining what the number could be.

Navigating Others' Expectations of Your Family This Holiday Season

Navigating Others' Expectations of Your Family This Holiday Season

There will be times in the coming weeks you'll disappoint people, your children will disappoint people. But your goal isn't to meet everyone's expectations. It's to do what's best for your child and your family. It's to point others to the perfect Savior who will never disappoint them. 

Autism resources for ministry leaders and families

Autism resources for ministry leaders and families

Key Ministry has developed an array of resources for pastors, church staff members, volunteers and families interested in supporting kids with autism spectrum disorders. We encourage you to share these resources freely with church leaders or families that would find them helpful.