Friday, September 24, 2010


In this article on the Student Ministry blog, Leah Pinckney (Fusion Director) talks about the positives and dangers about putting people into categories.  But she reminds us that we are all in the category of being "broken and in need of a Savior."

She also discusses more specifically the category of students with "special needs."  Here is an excerpt:
"As I think through how to love students with special needs, how to meet them where they are and push them towards Jesus, I see all over again how much our body of students need to be in community with people in different categories.  We need those with special needs to be a part of our body.  We, as a body, need to be more mindful of how to adjust the way we do things to help grow those that our “different”, whether it’s someone who is categorized with special needs, someone who is weak or someone who is just outside the category that the majority fit into. . . .
"Our student ministry at Grace Church desires to integrate those with special needs into our body.  We believe that God has a specific role for them to play within our student ministry, just as every other student does.  We desire to push them to pursue God, connect with the church and engage the world by meeting them where they are and equipping them to know and love the gospel."
Read the entire article here.

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