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How One Church Reached Out To Special Needs Family

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Just like other life challenges, our churches need to be the place families can turn to for help and support, not another place to feel like an unwanted outsider.

Taking our children to church is something many parents strive to do. But what about families of a child with special needs? “When it comes to kids in church, we’re all guilty of a little intolerance. And we’ve all probably been on the receiving end of a few glances and glares when our own children act up during the sermon. But for the parents of a special-needs child, those looks of agitation and disapproval can make a lasting impression, one that could send them scurrying out the door for good.”

Just like other life challenges, our churches need to be the place families can turn to for help and support, not another place to feel like an unwanted outsider. How can your church intentionally serve families of children with special needs?

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