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Monthly Archives: October 2014
To love adoptive and foster families, (4) let our kids be kids…
But they are kids, first and foremost. Welcome them as you would any other child. Work with their parents or guardians to figure out how to include them well.
The Silent Fighter…
The depths still loom. They threaten. They seduce. They fight back, grasping at your feet. But your fight, the teaspoons you have gathered into your body, says, “I cannot let you take me. I cannot.” No explanation, just blind trust and hope that your fight and your faith will lead you to better waters. Continue reading
To love adoptive and foster families, (3) partner with us…
So it makes sense that one way to love the adoptive and foster families in your church is to partner with us. In many ways, this looks just like family ministry does for everyone else. Continue reading
Join us Wednesday for a “Notable” documentary…
The film highlights three stories of individuals with disability living in a culture where families are often shamed, isolated and marginalized by their community because of their child having a disability. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Key Ministry, Stories Tagged 99 Balloons, Brian Hill, church-based respite care, Disability, documentary, Key Ministry, key ministry.tv, Matt Mooney, Notable, rEcess, Uganda 2 Comments
He won’t remember: Children and PTSD…Jolene Philo
But very few churches talk about the babies, special needs babies, who also suffer from PTSD. Because we don’t want to believe they feel pain. Very few churches talk about children already traumatized before birth or children traumatized by direct or observed trauma.
Because we good church people don’t want to believe they remember.
Posted in Advocacy, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion Fusion, Mental Health, PTSD, Resources, Stories Tagged children's ministry, church, Inclusion, Inclusion Fusion, Jolene Philo, Key Ministry, mental health, newborns, pain, PTSD, special needs 38 Comments
Five ways the church can love their adoptive and foster families
When their parents are being elevated with comments about what a great thing they did, then those children may feel like they are less deserving of their families than a biological child might be. Continue reading
Jeff Davidson…No More Peanut Butter Sandwiches
At first, it was difficult coming to terms with laying down my dreams. Like any special-needs dad, it’s hard emotionally to reach the point where you realize the dreams, goals, and plans you had for your child aren’t going to happen the way you hoped. But whose dream was it anyway? It wasn’t God’s dream. Continue reading
Posted in Families, Inclusion Fusion, Intellectual Disabilities, Stories, Training Events Tagged children's ministry, Disability Ministry, fathers, Inclusion, Inclusion Fusion 2014, Jeff Davidson, Key Ministry, Men's ministry, No More Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Rising Above Ministries, special needs 2 Comments
Are parents of kids with ADHD stigmatized at church?
Would it make more sense to err on the side of grace in how we view families of kids with ADHD, at least until we know them well enough to feel we could walk in their shoes? Continue reading