Failing the Jesus Breathalyzer Test
21 April 2014
Go ahead and say this out loud with me: “I am a missionary.” You can stand up if it will help. Maybe pretend like you’re Russell Crowe in “Gladiator.” (But not Russell Crowe in “Noah,” because we all know “Gladiator” is still more Christian than..
A Mom of a Transgender Son Reaches Out
21 April 2014
Below is excerpt of an email one mom sent to another. Both mom’s are walking the journey of raising a gay child. I thought what my friend shared with this particular mom was info more moms and dads need to read. So with her permission,..
DISABLED YOUTH AND YOUTH MINISTRY GATHERINGS (PT. 5 – MARKETING TO DISABLED YOUTH AND FAMILIES)
17 April 2014
It is not enough for a youth ministry program to simply be ready to serve the Disabled Youth Community. Rather, the ministry should be proactive in making the Disabled Youth Community aware of its accessibility. It is hoped that any ministry targeting youth with disabilities will be in..
DISABLED YOUTH AND YOUTH MINISTRY GATHERINGS (PT. 4 – COGNITIVE DISABILITIES)
14 April 2014
Accommodations for students with cognitive impairments can include the use of visual cues, mixed media, and the repetition of major points. Experiential exercises are often effective for a young person with intellectual or cognitive disabilities. Role-playing works well for a person with developmental disabilities – the process of playing..
DISABLED YOUTH AND YOUTH MINISTRY GATHERINGS (PT. 3 – HEARING IMPAIRMENTS)
10 April 2014
If a student who is deaf is using an interpreter, group members will need to take turns during discussions. If several people are talking at the same time, which is not uncommon in youth group meetings, the interpreter will be unable to communicate all the..