One topic we rarely discuss is parenting help for special needs children.
While help for families with special needs is difficult to find, today we’ll discuss one recommended resource on this topic.
Most churches today have:
- Ministries for youth
- Ministries for singles
- Ministries for the elderly
- Ministries for the poor
- Ministries aimed specifically at different targeted groups
Virtually everyone knows a family with special needs. But, how many churches are equipped to minister specifically to those with special needs?
Challenges Christians Face
With over 50 million people in the U.S. with disabilities, why aren’t more churches equipped to minister to the handicapped?
Below are just are few reasons why:
- Pastors are not as informed as they need to be.
- People assume that other people are taking care of the need.
- Sadly, some Christians don’t want to be “put out” to deal with the challenges that special needs children bring.
- People tend to face apathy and fear when it comes to ministering to families with special needs.
Help for Families with Special Needs
Churches looking for help in creating a ministry for special needs families can get connected with P.U.R.E. Ministries.
P.U.R.E. Ministries is founded by David Glover, President of Zachariah’s way.
Both ministries are dedicated to awakening the body of Christ to the world of special needs and equipping them on how to relate to these families.
David Glover began Zachariah’s way after his grandchild, Zachariah, passed away because of a disability.
When Zach was alive, his parents (David’s daughter and her husband) found themselves alienated from the church because the church was not equipped to help them.
This prompted David Glover to begin Zachariah’s way.
God can change the way we minister to others and to teach us to love unconditionally through kids and families with special needs.
As a parent of a child with special needs myself, God taught me things that all my years in Bible college never taught me.
He showed me how I can love unconditionally. And, as a result, Shepherds Hill Academy was birthed.
Conversation Starter: Know a family with special needs? Do you have other resources you’d like to share with us to help families with special needs?