Standing up for Colleen Swindoll and Insight for Living

One of the hazards of stepping out in faith to advance the Gospel is the attention you receive from the enemy camp. Spiritual warfare is real.

Many of you met Colleen Swindoll, her father and her children, including her son (Jonathan) through last year’s Inclusion Fusion. Colleen has developed a large and impactful outreach through her position as Special Needs Ministry Director at Insight for Living. She writes a weekly blog for Insight, and has over 2,000 followers on Facebook.

Insight for Living’s Special Needs Ministry account on Facebook was hacked recently, greatly limiting Colleen’s ability to disseminate her blog and lend support to many families of kids with disabilities. This is completely unacceptable.

Here’s a link to Colleen’s Special Needs Ministry blog, and to her most recent post, But…Why? You’ll notice on the right hand side of the page a box labeled “Subscribe” (pictured at right). Type your e-mail address in and Colleen’s weekly blog posts will be safely delivered to your mailbox as soon as they’re posted. Personally, I think it would be really cool if God used this to help Colleen expand the reach of her ministry. I know she’d appreciate it if those who follow our blogs and social media would post a link to Colleen’s blog in their Facebook and Twitter accounts, since many of her followers may also follow like-minded sites, and many more people will discover Insight’s content and resources in the process.

We’re looking forward to having Colleen join us again this year for Inclusion Fusion 2012. This is not the first time that she or her colleagues at Insight have experienced cyber-attacks, nor is it likely to be the last. I know she’d appreciate your prayers, and please pray for protection from the enemy for all ministries seeking to use the Internet to help churches welcome families of kids with disabilities.


Join Colleen and over 30 leaders from children’s, family, youth and disability ministry serving as faculty for Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry’s second annual Special Needs Ministry Web Summit. Inclusion Fusion is made available FREE OF CHARGE to pastors, church staff, volunteers and families everywhere from November 12th-16th, 2012. For an up to date list of speakers, topics, links to speaker blogs and a link for free registration, click here.

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, was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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