Our team has a vision that every pastor, church staff member and volunteer ought to be able to access disability ministry training of the highest quality without having to travel further than a half-day drive from their home.
If you’re a church that has an amazing disability ministry, here’s some practical things you can do to help extend your ministry beyond the walls of your own church, and help other churches take one more step on their special needs ministry journey as well.
Bulls are known for aggressive, threatening behavior; that’s why we call people who behave this way towards others ‘bullies.’ Tight limits and wide margins are not only wise in a pasture, it’s also wise in ministry.
Whether Mother’s and Father’s Days are acknowledged as part of your church’s worship service or not, we’re wise to recognize the state of mind and emotion present in adoptive and foster parents and their children on these days. It’s important to recognize and express sensitivity toward each member of these families.
Surely the church can do more to support the caregivers in our midst. We shouldn't have to wait for the government to take care of our own.
Two of the most important aspects of doing ministry for and with the disability community are learning how to create long term reciprocal relationships, and choosing to understand the world through the lens of the disability community.