Wish you could go to church this Easter?

shutterstock_139126682We started Key Ministry because we wanted all families to be able to be part of a local church, and we know attending church can be VERY challenging for families of kids with mental illness, families of kids who have experienced significant trauma and kids who struggle with social situations.

Millions of families here in the U.S. and throughout the world would like to be able to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection this weekend together with friends and neighbors. And while the disability ministry movement has made great strides in helping local churches to welcome and include kids with disabilities and their families at church, far too many will be unable to attend this Easter…

  • Kids and adults who experience panic attacks in crowds
  • Kids and adults with significant sensory processing issues
  • Kids and adults with social anxiety or difficulties with social communication
  • Families of kids who struggle with self-control
  • Families of kids who become distressed in unfamiliar situations

11021377_10153187173057748_1527585294611221573_oThanks to the generosity of our friends at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, we’ll have a number of LIVE and prerecorded, interactive worship experience that any family can join online this Easter weekend. We’ll have great music and an inspiring message from Chris Emmitt, one of the teaching pastors at CBC. He’ll be preaching on the theme Break Every Chain.

“Chains” are things that control us and confine us: shame, guilt, pain, hurt, unforgiveness, addictions, our past, sin, failure, fear, thoughts, habits – just to name a few. Desperately we want to be freed from them, but we have tried pretty much everything legally we can and for some reason we always seem to come up empty. We figure this is how it’s supposed to be and we choose to cope. But what if it didn’t have to be this way? What if you didn’t have to cope? What if there was a way to break these chains in your life…forever?

Join us today and Sunday for these special LIVE Easter service as Chris Emmitt challenges us to embrace the true way to permanently break these chains in our lives. Come here the Gospel message like never before!

Here’s TWO ways to join us…

Method #1

Go to keyministry.tv.

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Connect with us and others attending online by signing in with your Facebook account…a Facebook account isn’t required to attend online church, but to join the chat, either Facebook (or a Twitter account in which posts use the hashtag #frontdoorchurch) is required.

Connecting through Facebook

Method #2

Go to our Facebook page or the Front Door Facebook page

KM Facebook Page

Click on the Media Social Go app on the left side of the Facebook page…

Media Social app

Watch without having to leave our Facebook page!

Here’s our most recent schedule of hosted worship services…check back for updates!

Saturday, April 4:

6:00 PM Eastern (LIVE)

8:00 PM Eastern (recorded earlier)

Sunday, April 5:

11:00 AM Eastern (LIVE)

12:30 PM Eastern (LIVE)

2:00 PM Eastern (LIVE)

7:00 PM Eastern (hosted by Ann Holmes)

8:00 PM Eastern (hosted by Barb Dittrich)

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please share the link to this post on your Facebook wall and through your social media accounts with families who would otherwise be missing from church this Easter.

On behalf of the Board and staff of Key Ministry, we wish everyone a very Happy Easter!

He is Risen!

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KM Logo UpdatedKey Ministry has assembled resources to help churches more effectively minister to children and adults with ADHD, anxiety disorders, Asperger’s Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, depression and trauma. Please share our resources with any pastors, church staff, volunteers or families looking to learn more about the influence these conditions can exert upon spiritual development in kids, and what churches can do to help!

About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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One Response to Wish you could go to church this Easter?

  1. reindeer12@aol.com says:

    This past year a local church started a “lights up sounds down service” (like Westpoint financial group who provides a free movie once a month to children with disabilities and their families with the lights up and the sounds down) on Christmas Eve. This Easter Eve they will also provide a lights up sounds down service. While we don’t attend the church, we attend these services! On Christmas Eve our children sang for the first time during a holiday service!

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