When Jesus commissioned us to “go into all the world,” He knew that that would require us to bend, flex, and make efforts that go way outside of our comfort zone in order to reach that world. Prepare to be uncomfortable.
Whether intentional or not, many churches tend to focus on a narrow range of demographic and people-types, while within reach of their church’s ministry are families who have children who might require some added attention. It’s worth it to consider giving this extra attention. Actually, it’s not merely “worth it,” it’s implied in our commission.
Listen to one of our country’s leading experts on special needs ministry. We had a sit down with Denise in 2014 and, earlier this year, even had a chance to take a walk-through of her ministry halls in Texas. Her ministry is stunning.
The following moments make it worth listening to this brief podcast…
- How Denise’s story compelled her into this ministry
- How special needs ministry to kids is also a powerful ministry to those kids’ families
- Developing a team to lead special needs, including the use of teenagers
- How it’s possible to have a strong special needs ministry, whether you are a church of 10 or 10,000
LifeWay Kids offers some powerful tools for ministry to special needs children, including some FREE resources.
Denise Briley is the special needs ministry director at Houston’s First Baptist Church.