Can we use your story to help churches?

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We’re looking for some families willing to share their stories to help Key Ministry help churches.

Our current teaching series on the impact of ADHD on spiritual development is part of Key Ministry’s ongoing efforts to help churches serve, welcome and include families of kids with hidden disabilities. We’re confident the information to be shared will be helpful, but we won’t have the impact we hope for without a little help from some friends.

We’re looking for parents of kids with ADHD (and/or other hidden disabilities) who would be willing to share from their experiences in trying to “do” church. Because Jesus often used stories to teach, many of the leaders in “church world” we’re trying to influence will find stories from parents far more compelling than my data or our ministry team’s training resources.

Answers to the following questions would be very helpful. Please feel free to respond in writing in the comments section below, or better yet, if you have a video camera and would like to respond, post your video to a publicly accessible site (you Tube, Vimeo etc.) we can link to. If you’d prefer anonymity, we can post comments without identifying information.

If you or your child have ADHD or some other “hidden disability,”

What experiences have you had of a church helping you to grow in faith, helping your child or family to grow in faith, or helping to meet an immediate need?

What experiences have you had with churches that weren’t helpful, reflecting negatively upon Christianity?

What would you like to share with Senior Pastors, Children’s/Youth Pastors or church leaders to help them other families affected by ADHD?

If you’d prefer to E-mail your posts, feel free to send them to steve@keyministry.org or rebecca@keyministry.org.


About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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