special needs

April 17, 2015

Inspiring Movie - "Where Hope Grows"

Not too long ago, I had the privilege of being given a private screening of an upcoming faith-based movie, "Where Hope Grows."  My wife, Cherith, and I were very moved and very impressed.  I will admit to being a "Christian Movie" skeptic.  I have been burned so many times by movies that were written and produced by Christian companies.  You know what I am talking about - cheesy plot lines, cheesier acting, low-budget production, and over-the-top religious themes that are meant to please a Christian-Only audience.  Well, "Where Hope Grows" is NOT that kind of movie. The movie centers around […]
October 3, 2013

Recommended Resource: "Leading A Special Needs Ministry" by Amy Fenton Lee

According to a 2013 report released by the CDC, an estimated 1 in 50 children receive a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. Churches are finding themselves in a place where the need is great, but the answers and resources are few.  Kids Ministry Leaders are encountering an ever-increasing pressure to help parents navigate through these tough waters, but establishing an effective ministry to children with special needs can be a daunting task. Amy Fenton Lee’s new book serves as a practical “how-to” handbook for the Kidmin Leader who desires to create an atmosphere of inclusion for children with special needs. […]