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Pastors, Here’s how to be a shepherd to special needs families in your church.

Pastors, Here’s how to be a shepherd to special needs families in your church.

David’s words about how God shepherded him have become my model for pastoral ministry to the special-needs community. Pastors, here are four things to consider when pastoring special-needs families through moments in the valley.

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.

Church Can Be Complicated when Parenting Special-Needs Siblings

Church Can Be Complicated when Parenting Special-Needs Siblings

Let’s give some thought to how we can help write more positive stories for families. As leaders, we model and inspire our church families to get to know one another and move toward each other’s worlds. In so doing, we will find our churches celebrating community that increasingly reflects the heart of Christ.