When children with special needs walk or roll through the church's front door, children's ministry volunteers are in a special position to exhibit Christ's love and acceptance to these children and their families. Providing an atmosphere in which all children are welcome and included should be a priority for all children's ministry programs.
This tool is adapted from "Developing a Children's Ministry to Include All Kids (Even Those with Disabilities)," a PromiseLand Conference workshop by Kathleen Marshall and Debbie Getty. PromiseLand is a ministry of the Willow Creek Association.
This Resource contains all of the following:
What is inclusion?
Why is knowledge important?
What are sources of knowledge?
What is difficult about including?
Who is someone in your ministry that is difficult to include?
When to call in the parents.
Develop an Intentional Loving Plan
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