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Developing a SpNeedsMin’s Goals & Mission

January 10, 2011

Less than one year ago, First Baptist Church of Elk Grove, CA launched their Hearts In Motion Special Needs Ministry for Children.  I am exceptionally impressed with the forethought the FBC children’s ministry team has invested into developing their inclusion goals and mission.  Sherry Ju and Kim McVean have been gracious enough to provide our readers the following documents from their special needs ministry:

HIM Special Needs Ministry for Children Mission Statement*
HIM Parent Info SheetThis is fantastic!
HIM Special Needs QuestionnaireTake note of the great practices at the bottom of this intake form!
Icons for Visual Schedule

*Note:  A different and more thorough sample special needs ministry mission statement is included in the new book, Leading a Special Needs Ministry, A Practical Guide to Including Children and Loving Families

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As of Spring 2013, the most up-to-date ideas, information, and reproducible documents are included in the new book, Leading a Special Needs Ministry, A Practical Guide to Including Children and Loving Families

Below is a list of older posts written in the early days of this blog (2010) that may be helpful.

Just the Facts!  Special Needs Statistics
Getting Leadership on Board – The Details
Church Staff – Team Approach to Special Needs Ministry
Special Needs Ministry Intake Forms
Special Needs Policies & Procedures + Link to Example
Starting a Special Needs Ministry
Celebrating Special Needs Ministry Volunteers
Teen Buddy Training
Autism & Your Children’s Ministry – My Podcast with Ministry-to-Children.com
Addressing Aggressive or Unsafe Behavior
Handling a Child that Bolts in Church Programming
Curriculum and Other Resources for Special Needs
Special Buddies Curriculum by Lifeway
Good Finds!  Free Autism Webinar by Friendship Ministries
Good Finds!  Terminology for a Diagnosis Manual
Special Needs Space Design Tips
Products for Special Needs Environments
Child Protection Policy for Special Needs Buddies
Prepare for the Newly Diagnosed Child with Special Needs
Best Practices:  Spotlight on Johnson Ferry Baptist Church – Part 1
Best Practices:  Spotlight on Johnson Ferry Baptist Church – Part 2

 

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