“iPad church”

shutterstock_417210865In February of this year, the church I attend (Bay Presbyterian Church) launched an online church ministry. Our church streams the 11:00 AM Sunday service live, with an interactive online experience, including a chat room, private live prayer, editable sermon notes and more.

This past Sunday, Kevin Rush (the team leader of our online ministry) shared the following vignette in our church bulletin…

Praise God that people who may not have been willing or able to set foot here on campus can hear the truth of God’s love for them.

BPCRecently, a staff member shared how a family with a special needs child had to change their care plan for a few weeks. Due to the change, they had to stay at home on Sunday morning for the time being. Through baypres.tv, the child and the parents have felt connected to the church in their absence. Every Sunday, their child reminds them about what he calls “iPad church.” I think he should trademark that.

Our ministry team is available to help any churches with both a disability ministry and an online campus to use their online campus as a tool for disability ministry. Interested? Contact us.

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KM_ForFamilies_Logo_Color_RGBKey for Families has launched our first seven Facebook communities for families of kids with disabilities. We have communities for…

  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Autism and Asperger’s Disorder
  • Homeschooling parents
  • Mental health
  • Ministry families
  • Parents of adult children
  • PTSD and trauma

Key for Families Facebook communities are free, but registration is required. Sign up for one or more communities today, and share the invitation with friends who might want to join.

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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