Topic - Ministry Focus, Disability
Disability, Autism, and the Tender Mercy of Our God
Many children’s ministry teams are seeing an increase in the enrollment of children who have disabilities involving significant behavioral challenges, such as autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, and others. No matter the diagnosis, our task is to lean on God in prayer and to find ways to bless hurting parents and joyfully include them and their children in the body. God, in His mercy, brings hard things to the church and to individual believers for our good and for His glory. Facing the ministry challenges of complex disabilities with our hands outstretched to God for answers is the only answer.
Beyond Access—God's Delight in Disabilities
Because God is good, some of His creation will live with a disability! Many hold the view that a good God would never purposefully create suffering for any of His creation, but God uses disabilities to point us toward Himself. The purpose of this seminar is to explore specific references to disability in the Old and New Testaments that reveal God’s glory and purposes in His creation. At the conclusion, participants will appreciate the significance of disability in the Bible, be familiar with themes on disability found in Scripture, and see how disability consistently reveals the glory and goodness of God.
Ministering to Families with Children with Disabilities
How many children with disabilities are in your church and community? How does God want you to reach out and minister to them? This seminar is designed to help open your eyes to see disabilities from God's perspective, and to develop a Christ-like response in your church.
God and His Creation: His Holiness and Splendor Displayed in Disability
Loving like Jesus: Children with Special Needs in the Classroom