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Tag Archives: Inclusion
Why church is difficult for persons on the high end of the autism spectrum
We need churches committed to welcoming children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum of typical to high intelligence and affording them opportunities for using their considerable gifts and talents to advance the mission of the church. Continue reading
We’re looking for some people to join us on a mission from God
Our Key Ministry team is looking to assemble a launch team to help the world discover the resources available through Mental Health and the Church. We’re looking for friends with access through social media to pastors, church leaders, persons with mental illness and their loved ones who are willing to share their platforms with us to help get the word out to those likely to be most interested in mental health inclusion ministry. Continue reading
Why the church doesn’t “get” mental illness
I suspect that much of the church’s struggle to “get” mental illness, and in turn to minister effectively and compassionately with persons with mental illness is rooted in our understanding of how much control we have over our thoughts and our behavior.
Posted in Advocacy, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged church, Inclusion, Key Ministry, mental health, mental health ministry, Stephen Grcevich MD 2 Comments
What if Mom is depressed?
An argument can be made that it’s very important to get the entire family to church if any member of that family is affected by depression. So, what can the local church or individuals from the local church do to help mom (or dad) and the entire family? Continue reading
Posted in Depression, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged children, church, Depression, Inclusion, Key Ministry, mental health ministry, outreach, Parents, Stephen Grcevich MD 1 Comment
Are you prepared to encounter your rooster?
I worry that my own faith and the faith of many of my fellow Christians is a mile wide and an inch deep. It’s one thing to profess one’s faith in front of a room filled with like-minded people. It’s another thing when there might be a price attached to that profession. Continue reading
What the church can learn from a basketball game
What would our churches look like if we valued the gifts and talents of all of our members and celebrated the work accomplished by the Holy Spirit through them in the way that Louisville High School demonstrated to two of their athletes? Continue reading
Posted in Inclusion, Key Ministry, Stories Tagged acceptance, basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, home games, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Louisville High School, Louisville Ohio, Martindale Christian Fellowship, Nate Manko, Senior Night, Special Olympics, Stark County Royal Knights, Steve Manko Leave a comment
We’re starting a new group for leaders in mental health inclusion ministry
Our crew at Key Ministry is starting a Facebook group for leaders interested in advancing the cause of mental health inclusion ministry. Continue reading
Posted in Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Leadership, Mental Health Tagged Facebook, Groups, Inclusion, Key Ministry, mental health, ministry Leave a comment
Our ministry blueprint for 2017
It makes me happy to think about other families having a strong faith foundation when the winds and waves of contemporary life come crashing against the shore. Continue reading
Going to church as a family on Christmas
Our mission is successful when all families have the opportunity for memories of attending church together to form the foundation of their Christmas traditions. Continue reading
Posted in Families, Key Ministry, Stories Tagged Christmas, church, Disability Ministry, family, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Key Ministry 2 Comments
The man on the pier
Many foster and adoptive parents can relate with the man at the end of the pier. In the last decade or so, the issue of “orphan care” has become rather en vogue within the Church — even to the point of having an “Orphan Sunday.” And that’s all good and well, but if we are not careful, the Church could be the crowd on the shore. But what if, instead of saying “we only know how to say jump,” the crowd had rushed to the end of the pier, with arms outstretched, yelling “Hang on! Help is on the way! Don’t lose hope! We are right here with you. You are not alone!” as they threw the man a life ring? Continue reading