Serving Special-Needs Families

Remember Jesus parable about the great banquet? That teaching has serious implications for how a church ministers to the disabled and their loved ones.

Writing at Ed Stetzer’s The Exchange blog, Chris Hulshof offers a number of ideas about how to be faithful in this area of ministry.

An accessible church will formulate a plan so that a visitor who has a special need will be easily, conveniently, and enthusiastically accommodated in a welcoming atmosphere.

If a family has a child with a cognitive disability, who will be responsible to welcome the family, access the need through parental conversation, and suggest a suitable plan for the service?

The article has some really excellent ideas. Read the whole thing, and if it gets your creative juices flowing, let’s talk. The best sermon I ever heard was on the same passage and topic — I really ought to blog about it.

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