A boy in your congregation has autism and many challenging behaviors. A man with intellectual disabilities makes sexually-oriented comments to women in your church. Parents of a girl with severe disabilities are worn out and turn to your congregation for help. What do you do? You’ve begun to apply what you’ve learned but questions still remain about doing ministry with children and/or adults with visual, hearing, intellectual, or physical disabilities. Here’s your chance to get them answered by our panelists during this webinar. You can submit your questions via the event registration form or be ready to present them during the live webinar Q & A.
Our presenters: Nella Uitvlugt is Executive Director of Friendship Ministries, an interdenominational organization dedicated to sharing God’s love with people who have intellectual disabilities and enabling them to become active members of God’s family. She consults with pastors and congregations on topics concerning the spiritual needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Rev. Mark Stephenson is the Director of Disability Concerns, a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Before this call, he pastored two congregations for 17 years. He and his wife Bev have four living children including Nicole, their oldest, who lives joyfully with severe multiple disabilities, and Mark’s mother has late stage dementia.