Why Have A Respite Ministry? (Part 1)

The model of ministry Jesus and his disciples so often used in the New Testament was that of meeting the physical or emotional need of those they served…a ministry to feed the hungry, care for widows and orphans, and clothe the poor before tending to the spiritual – living out ministry in deed, not just in [...]

Caring for The Caregiver

I have spent the last few days in Tuscon, not on vacation but in a caregiving role caring for my father, who is legally blind, hard of hearing, has had double hip and knee replacements, and has short-term memory loss. I have been confronted with the joy and exhaustion of serving a family member in such a [...]

Thriving, Not Just Surviving, Special-Needs Ministry

Let’s face it. Ministry can be incredibly hard and challenging. Special-needs ministry can add another layer of challenge, often, dealing with behavioral episodes, medical concerns, and questions on how to include and best serve children with disabilities. On top of that, many special families are experiencing one or more issues:  financial considerations, marital strain, single [...]