Category Archives: Inclusion

Mental health inclusion…creating more welcoming ministry environments

Every church can make a conscious effort to make their ministry environments more friendly to kids and teens with common mental health conditions and their families. Continue reading

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Jolene Philo…A series of very fortunate events

We wrote Every Child Welcome because this command is not limited to children who will sit quietly at His feet and listen, who color between the lines, who raise their hands and wait to be called upon, and who work at grade level.
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The barriers to getting newcomers with mental illness connected at church…

Is there a way of making available an alternative path…an accommodation available to those who need it? Continue reading

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Vangie Rodenbeck’s interview with Dr. G on Mental Illness and the Church…

Steve will be Vangie Rodenbeck’s special guest THIS COMING TUESDAY, MAY 19th, at 12:00 PM Eastern as part of Vangie’s Shaping Special Hearts podcast hosted by CM Connect and sponsored by Standard Publishing. Continue reading

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Mental health inclusion…The importance of getting the right people around the table

If you’re seeking to start a mental health inclusion ministry initiative and your job title is something other that Senior Pastor, Job #1 is to get buy-in from the most senior leader in your church. Here’s why… Continue reading

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Seven reasons church attendance is difficult when kids have mental illness…

Today, we’ll start by identifying seven reasons church attendance/participation is difficult for families of kids with mental illness.
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Welcome Ryan Wolfe to our Key Ministry team…

Ryan (along with Shannon Dingle) is available through our FREE Consultation Service to come alongside churches of all sizes when they have a child or family impacted by disability they’re called to serve. Continue reading

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Church, what if we think _______ diagnosis isn’t a real thing?

I don’t hear Jesus suggesting that we place bouncers at the door of a Luke 14 banquet to ensure that folks are crippled enough, lame enough, or blind enough. Continue reading

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Mental health inclusion…taking the first step

May 2015 is Mental Health Month. In recognition, Key Ministry will be presenting a series of blog posts… Ten Strategies for Promoting Mental Health Inclusion at Church. By the end of the series, we will have created a template for churches … Continue reading

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But what if we don’t have any children with disabilities in our church?

Do you want to share the Gospel with everyone in your community, or do you want to limit who has access to your body of believers?
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