As a pastor and a father of two children with special needs, I know that it can be challenging for churches to minister to special needs family and challenging for special needs families to feel welcome in churches.
I have had two recent experiences that have encouraged me.
A week ago, I had the opportunity to speak about disability ministry at Kipling Avenue Baptist Church. Their pastor invited me to this event because he understands the importance of this. I appreciated the initiative he took to invite me.
A few days ago, I had a conversation with the pastor of Rice Road Community Church. They have taken some impressive steps toward embracing people with disabilities and their families. We were able to discuss the needs of these families and ways in which th e church can help.
Both of these experiences encouraged me that there are some churches that get it. This is Good News.
Why do I blog about Good News?