Dealing with children’s behavior is one of the most challenging parts of serving in children’s ministry. Jenny Funderburke Smith, Minister to Children at West Bradenton Baptist Church, drops by the podcast to discuss the purpose of discipline in kids’ ministry as discipleship and helps us identify practical ways to structure the ministry and classroom environments to develop a positive culture of behavior.
Amy Fenton Lee joins our podcast to discuss how to make the Gospel accessible to children with special needs. Chuck and Amy discuss what the term inclusion really means. We know there are children in our ministry with a wide range of abilities and learning styles. How can we create environments and programming to help these kids develop a faith of their own?
Amy Fenton Lee has written extensively on the subject of special needs inclusion in the church and blogs at www.TheInclusiveChurch.com. Amy grew up in the church as a “PK” (Preacher’s kid) and has since served as a volunteer leader in virtually every type of children’s and preschool ministry environment. Amy lives in Atlanta with her husband and son. She is the author of the book “Leading a Special Needs Ministry”, available at Lifeway.com and other major retail outlets.