Within the past 2 to 3 years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of families at Grace Church who have children with special needs. This is due in part to the sheer growth at Grace Church (with our Children's Ministry attendance nearly doubling in the past 3 years), along with the support that families have received from leaders. Families have found a safe haven here, where both parents and their children are loved and ministered to. Because we are currently ministering to at least 15 children who have a variety of special needs, we feel the need to give some theology and direction for families who have children with special needs.
As stated in the previous post, the topics that will be covered in the rest of the series will be:
- Our Definition of "Special Needs"
- Important Biblical Principles
- The Role of the Church
- The Role of the Parents
- Growing in the Gospel