Nice recognition for Key Ministry…and some of our friends!

Top 100 Children's Ministry Blogs

Top 100 Children’s Ministry Blogs

Thanks to Tony Kummer and his crew at Ministry to Children for recognizing Church4EveryChild as one of the Top 100 Children’s Ministry Blogs (#15) for 2013!

Nearly four years ago, our Board and ministry team became very intentional in our efforts to build connections and influence within the children’s ministry community. Our blog was among three with a specific focus on disability or special needs ministry to be ranked among the top 15! This recognition is an additional indication that our efforts are addressing real needs among the pastors, church staff and volunteers serving kids and families.

cropped-pittsburghtrip3Katie Wetherbee was serving on our team at the time as our Director of Training. Katie’s blog (#10), Diving for Pearls, was recognized among the top ten children’s ministry blogs. The focus of Katie’s blog is helping children with special needs thrive at home, school and church. Katie continues to do great work as a special needs ministry consultant, through the training events she leads at the Group Kidmin Conference and is hard at work on an upcoming book on special needs ministry with Jolene Philo.

Some other blogs on the list that may be of interest to friends in both the disability ministry community and the children’s ministry community…

Amy DolanLemon Lime Kids (#29) is authored by Amy Dolan, the former Executive Director of Children’s Ministries for the Willow Creek Association.  Amy currently leads Curriculum Strategy for What’s in the Bible?, directs the What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry project and serves as a frequent contributor to Children’s Ministry Magazine. She leads a children’s ministry consulting company that focuses on the growth and development of children’s programs within churches and not-for-profit organizations. Our former colleague Katie Wetherbee has recently teamed up with Amy to offer a special needs ministry consulting service to churches.

BrownBGTwitter-237x300Wayne Stocks launched Divorce Ministry 4 Kids (#51) in August of 2011 to equip churches and children’s workers in those churches to more effectively and compassionately minister to children of divorce. The ministry is an outgrowth of his work in children’s ministry with kids who have been negatively impacted by divorce. Wayne and his team seek to:

  • Teach people about the effects of divorce on children;
  • Equip those who work with children to serve these kids more effectively;
  • Call the church to serve, support and minister to these children and their families, and
  • Serve children of divorce and their families as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.

DinglesShannon Dingle was busy in 2013. Her special needs ministry blog, The Works of God Displayed (#74) took a back seat to her family’s remarkable adoption journey, chronicled at Dinglefest. Shannon and her husband (Lee) serve as coordinators of Access Ministry, the special needs ministry of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The complete list of the top 100 Children’s Ministry blogs may be found here.


IMG_0209-2Can you help us to help churches pursue kids with disabilities and their families? For this year’s Key Ministry Online Campaign, we’re asking our friends not for money, but to share our Facebook page with others who share interest in our mission. We’re nearly 60% of the way to our goal of 5,000 “likes”! Here’s more on how you can help.

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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