Sticky Faith For Families With Children With Special Needs

Sticky Faith For Families With Children With Special Needs

by Katie Garvert At the end of the day, will we really make a difference in the lives of our special needs families and students? I worked for nine years as the leader of a special needs ministry where we grew our ministry from serving seven families to serving over 100 families. Yes, we had many success and heartwarming stories. Yes, we had severe learning curves and humble moments. Yes, we made mistakes and yes, we saw God change lives. However, this question is what kept me up many nights... Read More
Including Teens and Adults with Special Needs

Including Teens and Adults with Special Needs

by Amy Fenton Lee We’ve all seen the climbing statistics of children being diagnosed with autism. And we know that those kids turn into teens, who should also experience inclusion inside the church. But the social and spiritual needs of older students are often different than young children. At last week’s Orange Conference, Katie Garvert shared how the special needs ministry and the youth ministry at her church partner to offer a “Sticky Faith” approach to teen inclusion. Below are key... Read More