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Tag Archives: Inclusion Fusion
The “missing” Inclusion Fusion presentation…and more!
Our friends at Insight for Living put together a fabulous discussion between Chuck Swindoll, his daughter Colleen Swindoll-Thompson and Steve Fischer entitled Transforming the Soul-What We Didn’t Learn in Seminary. Continue reading
Posted in Families, Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry, Resources, Spiritual Development, Stories Tagged Chuck Swindoll, Colleen Swindoll-Thompson, Disability Ministry, Inclusion Fusion, Insight for Living, Joni Eareckson Tada, Key Ministry, Soul Care, Special Needs Ministry, Steve Fischer Leave a comment
Join us at keyministry.tv in January!
Invite friends to check out some highlights from last November’s Inclusion Fusion Disability Ministry Web Summit and experience the first installment of our “Key Talks” disability ministry training curriculum in January!
A shocking statistic…
Nearly 61% of our attendees with a disability or a family member with a disability reports the experience of being unable to attend church as a result of that disability. Continue reading
Winding down Inclusion Fusion…
We’ll be featuring Joni’s Keynote video, Colleen’s interview with Joni and Ken Tada that many registrants missed last night, and presentations from Mike Woods, Emily Colson and Beth Golik. If you have a question about special needs/disability ministry, bring it. If you’re a parent/caregiver and you want to chat about your experience of church, c’mon in. We’ll be hanging out until approximately 10 PM Eastern. Continue reading
Updated: More stories of disability and church…
We think the stories are an accurate reflection of the progress the church has made…and how far we have yet to go… Continue reading
Five Tips for Special Needs Ministry Leaders…Beth Golik
Here are five tips and techniques that, in my experience, are key to get you started and keep you moving and growing. Continue reading
The prayers of our people…#KMIF14
Can you find a few minutes to pray for some of these requests from those who plan to attend Inclusion Fusion during the coming week? Continue reading
Mental health recovery and the role of the church…Joe Padilla
If you approach your pastor by saying you want to “start a ministry for mental illness,” they immediately start thinking: money, people (leaders), building space, and then they are naturally flooded with “stigma” concerns regarding liability (remember they do not have a full understanding … yet).
We need to take a different approach that doesn’t overwhelm the pastor. Instead, let’s invite them into a new process of understanding and the implementation of practical support that will not overwhelm church resources. Continue reading
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