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Category Archives: Ministry Environments
Hoping there’s a place in the church for a kid like mine
I wonder if we lose a lot of our youth when we focus exclusively on activities and programs that occur in medium to large-sized groups and offer little to kids who are more comfortable in gatherings of two or three? Continue reading
Posted in Key Ministry, Ministry Environments, Stories Tagged Belmont University, church, college ministry, introverts, Mira Grcevich, student ministry 4 Comments
Andy Stanley’s comments support the need for churches of all sizes…
Churches of every size, worship style and approach to discipleship have gifts and talents to use for disability ministry inclusion. Continue reading
Mental health inclusion…creating more welcoming ministry environments
Every church can make a conscious effort to make their ministry environments more friendly to kids and teens with common mental health conditions and their families. Continue reading
5 tips for modifying your Sunday school curriculum for diverse learners
Since I know the idea of change can be scary to many of us, here are five tips for making positive and (mostly) painless changes by modifying your Sunday school curriculum for diverse learners… Continue reading
Barb Newman…Why is inclusion important in Christian Schools?
What, then, does inclusion look like? At CLC Network, we believe it means ownership and friendship. The general education classroom “owns” the student with the disability and each student is assigned a place of belonging within the general education setting. Continue reading
A small church doing big things…Ellen Stumbo
If a mom is sitting in the foyer with a child, we make sure that mom is not sitting on her own, because what is the point of going to church if you sit alone in the foyer trying to keep your child calm from the overwhelming stimulation of church? Sometimes, some of the best conversations happen in the foyer, or walking around the church parking lot pushing wheelchairs. Continue reading
Posted in Families, Inclusion, Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry, Ministry Environments, Strategies Tagged Disability Matters, Disability Ministry, doing life together, Ellen Stumbo, Inclusion Fusion 2014, Key Ministry, microchurch, Orchard View Alliance Church, organic, sensory rooms, Why Disability Matters 3 Comments
Common mental health conditions can be MAJOR barriers to church involvement
It’s particularly difficult to understand why parents who might be able to maintain a job and a household or kids who are able to school without one-on-one aides or lots of support services aren’t able to attend church. I’ll try to explain why in today’s post…and give churches a conceptual framework for anticipating the obstacles kids and adults might experience in attending church and addressing them so they no longer remain obstacles.
Posted in Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Families, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Ministry Environments, Strategies Tagged Asperger's Disorder, children's ministry, church, Disability Ministry, Family Ministry, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Mental Health Month, mental illness, youth ministry 3 Comments
In helping local churches to make their worship services, Christian education, small groups and service activities available online, we’re providing them the opportunity to introduce the church to families in an environment that works best for that family. Continue reading
Posted in Families, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Ministry Environments, Strategies Tagged children's ministry, Community Bible Church, Disability Ministry, Family Ministry, Key Ministry, Nils Smith, online church, Special Needs Ministry, The Front Door, youth ministry 1 Comment