Author amy fenton lee offers easily referenced guidance for:Caring for parents beginning the diagnosis process Vital stats/info regarding special needsDeveloping programs, polices and proceduresSpecial needs ministry leadershipProviding education for volunteers Example ministry documents and moreThis comprehensive guidebook is long overdue.
Leading a Special Needs Ministry #ad - Families in your community are asking this question in every area of life--not just church. What do you need to lead a special needs ministry? If you're not asking this question as a church leader, you are already behind. Join a movement of churches who are seeking to more effectively serve the entire body of Christ.
Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special NeedsKregel Publications #ad - Children’s ministries are responsible to be ready to bring children with disabilities to Jesus’ feet too. Every child welcome is the guide for leaders and volunteers to assist in purposeful planning and skill development for a ministry inclusive of children with unique needs. A guide to children’s ministry that serves families with special needs Jesus set a high standard when He said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.
The call is not limited to children who will sit quietly at His feet and listen, who color between the lines, who raise their hands and wait to be called upon, and who work at grade level. For leaders and volunteers, every Child Welcome will provide the knowledge and tools to • create a welcoming environment before kids arrive.
Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs #ad - Experienced children’s ministry leaders, and parents of special-needs children themselves, the authors are superbly equipped to offer a thoughtful, thorough approach to creating a positive environment for children―one where all children will be able to digest the important concepts being taught.
Autism and Your Church: Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum DisorderFaith Alive Christian Resources #ad - Autism has evolved from an unfamiliar term to an everyday reality for millions of people. This resource will enable church leaders to - appreciate those with ASD as persons created in God s image- learn about six common areas of difference in individuals with ASD. Discover ten strategies for including people with ASD in the life of your church.
Develop an action plan for ongoing ministry with children and adults who have ASD. A reproducible resources section includes interview and permission forms, a sample Individual Spiritual Formation Plan, a coordinator s job description, and more. Bookstore shelves are filled with resources that address how Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD affects children and adults at school, work, and home.
Autism and Your Church: Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder #ad - But what about the church? what about your church? how can it become a welcoming place for individuals and families affected by ASD?Autism and Your Church offers practical ways to welcome and include individuals with ASD into the full life of your congregation.
Children's Ministry Pocket Guide to Special Needs 10-Pack: Quick Tips to Reach Every ChildGroup Publishing #ad - Includes surveys and tools to guide teachers as they partner with parents—and establish action plans that work. Includes: definitions of the top ten diagnosed learning disabilities Suggested ways to meet their learning needsRecommendations for parents of special needs to improve their child’s experience in your class Surveys to help teachers partner with parents…and establish action plans that work.
Great for children’s workers, church staff members, children’s leaders, launching a special needs ministry and creating a better awareness about special needs children in the church. Sold in packs of 10 Equip your children’s ministry to identify and confidently reach out to kids with special needs.
Children's Ministry Pocket Guide to Special Needs 10-Pack: Quick Tips to Reach Every Child #ad - Give one to every children's ministry worker! This handy pocket guide contains relevant teaching techniques, age-appropriate ways to inspire positive peer relationships, tips for partnering with parents and more! Parents of special needs children will feel valued and welcomed to know that your ministry is proactively addressing the needs of their children.
For just over a dollar each, you can equip and empower ten volunteers.
Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and CongregationsBrookes Publishing #ad - Thatâ€™s why families and service providers need to read this groundbreaking guidebook—and share a copy with congregations that want to become places of welcome and belonging for people with disabilities. Bringing his practical ideas to life with anecdotes, erik carter helps readersreflect on how welcoming their congregation is—and could be—for people with disabilities and their familiesarticulate and pursue a bold vision of inclusion throughout their congregation, and needs of people with disabilitiesTo make inclusion work in any faith community, and adultslearn how service providers can actively support the spiritual preferences, architectural, strengths, quotes, city, or statetake steps to break down attitudinal, programmatic, â€ encouraging community outreach, this how-to book gives readers workable strategies and photocopiable forms for identifying â€œindicators of welcome, inclusive religious education programs for children, and examples of successful strategies, community, youth, and other barriers to inclusiondesign appropriate, and gathering important information about the support needs of people with disabilities and their families.
A congregational community is an ideal place to share and strengthen faith, form lasting relationships, and develop special gifts and talents. Too often, though, people with developmental and other disabilities lack the opportunities and supports to fully participate in the life of their faith community.
Held: Learning to Live in God's Grip: A Bible Study for Special-Needs ParentsCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - On november 16, 2010, lee and sandra’s lives changed with just a short sentence from a child psychologist, “We believe your son has autism. In that moment, so much changed … but what didn’t change was that God still held the Peoples family, they were never out of His grip. In this bible study written for special-needs parents by special-needs parents, you will learn you are not alone.
. You will learn there is a future hope we all can cling to. Even when life feels out of control, it will help you remember He is in control. You will learn there are others out there, just like you, who need to be shown they are also in the grip of God. Held: learning to live in god’s Grip is designed to be done alone, as a couple, or with a group.
Held: Learning to Live in God's Grip: A Bible Study for Special-Needs Parents #ad - There are questions throughout each chapter that will help you think about the material and apply what you learn.
Disability & The Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His GraceCrossway Books #ad - Explores key bible passages on brokenness and disability to develop helpful principles for believers and churches, teaching them first to embrace their own brokenness and then to embrace those who are more physically and visibly broken.
Special Needs Ministry for Children: Creating a Welcoming Place for Families Whose Children Have Special NeedsGroup Publishing #ad - Packed with case studies and personal stories from recognized experts in this ministry field, you’ll learn the truth about: The best ways to reach the most overlooked group of people in your community How to launch a special needs ministry in your church How to promote your ministry and recruit the right volunteers What families with children who have special needs really need from you And much, much more!Revised and updated from the formerly released Special Needs Special Ministry: for Children’s Ministry.
. Open your heart to the most amazing ministry a church can have!There’s perhaps no better way to share and receive God’s love than through a special needs ministry to children. Do you know what it takes to make these kids—and their parents—feel welcome in your church?This practical, insightful book is your guide to answering all those questions and more.
Special Needs, Special MinistryGroup Pub Inc #ad - Special needs-special ministry is a practical, teacher, speaker, and founder of ministry to Today's Child, real-world guide to help you! Learn from the successes and failures of churches with special-needs programs; launch or further develop a special-needs ministry; and gain insight from experts in the field: Pat Verbal a gifted leader, Louise Tucker Jones award-winning author and inspirational speaker and more! .
Jesus told us to reach out to everyone-and that includes children with special needs and their families. Here are true, inspirational stories from families who share the struggles and successes of parenting children with special needs.
Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs ParentWorthy Books #ad - But faith doesn't have to be. Diane dokko kim comes alongside families as a fellow special-needs parent to help reconcile the premise of a good God with the devastating realities of raising a child with disability. Unbroken faith identifies and treats the crippling fear, guilt, and inadequacy that parents of children with special needs can encounter.
Diane courageously articulates deep-seated, unspoken doubts and fears you may have but are afraid to voice: Why my child? Why us? This is not the way it's supposed to be!Why won't God fix this? Doesn't He care?I'm the wrong parent for this child. How could god let this happen? i can't do this! how can my child have a meaningful life? Where is God in all this?"When a parent hears that their child has a disability, hearts and hopes are broken.
Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent #ad - I'm not qualified. No one understands what I'm going through. What will happen to my child? I can never die. Dokko kim's biblical-based encouragement will help you understand that you are not alone, that God gets it, and that God's Word is entirely relevant to the raw and messy yet hallowed spaces of special needs parenting.
Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health ConditionsZondervan #ad - The book is also designed to be a useful resource for parents, grandparents and spouses interested in promoting the spiritual growth of loved ones with mental illness. Stephen grcevich presents a simple and flexible model for mental health inclusion ministry for implementation by churches of all sizes, denominations, and organizational styles.
The church across north america has struggled to minister effectively with children, teens, and adults with common mental health conditions and their families. The model is based upon recognition of seven barriers to church attendance and assimilation resulting from mental illness: stigma, differences in social communication and sensory processing, anxiety, self-control, social isolation and past experiences of church.
Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions #ad - Seven broad inclusion strategies are presented for helping persons of all ages with common mental health conditions and their families to fully participate in all of the ministries offered by the local church. One reason for the lack of ministry is the absence of a widely accepted model for mental health outreach and inclusion.
In mental health and the church: a ministry handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Dr.