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Monthly Archives: November 2010
The competition for “pulpit time” or exposure in a bulletin at some churches is more intense that the competition for cheap TVs on Black Friday at Best Buy. Nevertheless, using the holidays when families of kids with “issues” are most likely to try to make some connection with church as a means of conveying welcome is a great strategy for inviting future connections. What better way to say “I love you” than to welcome families to a church where they can explore the claims of the Child born in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago? Continue reading
If you’re not encountering any resistance or adversity in your life, you’re probably not a threat to accomplish much for God’s team.
A win for Key Ministry occurs whenever a child with a hidden disability or their family experiences a meaningful connection with their larger family in Christ through a local church. Continue reading
As a church we really need to emphasize the importance of that child’s faith over any outward behavior. Not every child has the ability to sit quietly for an entire sermon or look and act appropriately in front of adults, but every child has the ability to have a loving relationship with Jesus. Continue reading
The AACAP resource centers provide a one-stop shop for staff, volunteers and parents in search of a better understanding of common mental health conditions that pose obstacles to church participation and spiritual development. Continue reading
I needed so desperately to hear from the church that these children were a gift, wonderfully designed by God and that it wasn’t my fault. Continue reading
“Just this morning in church I got a few angry eyes while I was sitting in the pew at church trying to calm my son down. I just wish people could understand this is a developmental problem. I am not a horrible mom that just can’t control my son. My husband and I have been a Christian for many years and I have to say, if I were visiting church as a new believer and received those kind of reactions, I would never return.” Continue reading
I’m interested in suggestions from our readers as to topics you’d like to see the Key Ministry team address during the upcoming year. Continue reading
Nobody knows a child with special needs better than the parents. They are the real experts and anyone who wants to help the IP must listen carefully to the family members and take their views into treatment considerations.
Sweeten Life received a $300,000 research grant from the Hatton Foundation to identify the most critical needs of families of children with special needs. Gary’s team will be presenting the findings of the research this Saturday at The Village Family Fall Gathering/Conference at Christ Church in Mason, OH. Today and tomorrow, Gary will be discussing the underpinnings of the research they undertook in the greater Cincinnati area, along with some preliminary results of their work. Continue reading