Overwhelmed by all the information coming at you?In this week’s Weekly Reader, I’ll share some features that caught my eye over the last week. The Weekly Reader is meant to be a two-way feature! See something that our team at Key Ministry missed? Something we should read? Post it in the “Comments” section below for all of our readers to enjoy!
Mental disorders are responsible for nearly a quarter of all years lived with disability worldwide. Despite the presence of cost-effective, evidence-based treatments, getting treatment to people who need it fails to be a high priority. A look at The Unconscionable Gap Between What We Know and What We Do…
Jeff Davidson from Rising Above Ministries has another excellent post…Top Ten Church Myths About Special Needs Ministry.
My colleague Barb Dittrich reminds us of the challenges faced by the families ministered to by churches we serve in 5 Ordinary Things That Aren’t So Ordinary for Families With Special Needs.
I had the pleasure of brainstorming ministry ideas for a couple of hours in a videoconference earlier this week with Ellen Stumbo. I think all of us will want to meet Ellen’s daughter after reading My Daughter’s Disability Is Not a Tragedy.
The Adrian Peterson child abuse case has resulted in criticism of the church for encouraging corporal punishment. How should the church respond?
There continue to be arguments about what constitutes “settled science,” but the evidence that children do better when they’re raised by their biological father and mother in a married family is so compelling, an argument can be made that persisting in denial of the obvious is cruel and abusive.
We had a great response to this past week’s training with Dr. Cara Daily on spiritual development in kids with autism. Jolene Philo joins us at our Front Door Online Church platform this coming Thursday (September 25th) at 12:00 PM Eastern to discuss PTSD in kids with special needs. Colleen Swindoll- Thompson will be with us for our first Parent Chat on Thursday at 8:30 PM Eastern. We have online worship this week on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Cara’s videos remains available on Front Door daily through October 4th.
Thanks to all who prayed for our Google Grant application! We were approved this week. The $10,000/month in free online advertising that accompanies the grant will be invaluable in expanding the number of churches able to discover our training and participate in November’s Inclusion Fusion Web Summit!