Who Was Missing?

Christmas TreeChristmas is one of two days during the year when families who are “cultural Christians” are most likely to check out church. This is a good thing. After all, the church is in business to share the Gospel and the minor inconvenience of having to park a little further away than usual or to find someone sitting in our customary seats is well worth it.

After you get home from church, I want to challenge you to ponder something beyond which family won the fashion show. (Don’t ask me how I know about that one…let he who is without sin cast the first stone.) Consider this…Who wasn’t there? Do you have friends and neighbors who couldn’t come to church because their kids have emotional, behavioral or developmental issues that make church attendance and participation nearly impossible? My guess is that you can quickly think of several families who couldn’t come to hear about the Good News of Jesus’ birth.

Jesus came for everyone. That’s why the work we do at Key Ministry is so important. We think it’s completely unacceptable that there are families who can’t regularly come to church to learn about Jesus, grow in faith and put that faith into practice by sharing His love with other people in practical ways.

That’s why we do what we do at Key Ministry.

He is Born! Merry Christmas from our entire team at Key Ministry.

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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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