The Blog’s Beginning
Accommodating children with special needs brings new blessings and first time experiences for many churches. Faith communities are clamoring for guidance as they navigate what is largely unchartered territory for the corporate church. In an effort to address real questions in children’s ministries, the blog was born. The goal is to share nuggets of insight and best practices gleaned from individuals experienced in disability ministry as well as secular professionals in the special needs community.
Most of the April 2010 launch posts are answers to questions posed to Amy Fenton Lee by children’s ministers attending the workshops she led at the March 2010 National Children’s Pastor’s Conference in San Diego, CA.
See The Premise of the Inclusive Church Blog for more on the background of the blog and the audience for which the content is developed.
For special needs statistics, see the post Just the Facts! Special Needs Statistics.