About Andrea Foster

Andrea is a speaker, writer, wife and mom of four teenagers. Her two youngest, are 14-year-old twin girls diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex at five months old resulting in further diagnoses of epilepsy, autism and global development delay. Andrea holds her Master of Science in EducationDisability Studies, (Hon.), BTh. and her ECE (Hon.). Her articles have been published in Testimony magazine, Alliance.ca, ChristianWeek and Huffpost.

Everybody Fits – A Kids Talk

2018-06-20T18:56:35+00:00June 13th, 2018|

In this talk, Andrea uses a jigsaw puzzle to represent the Body of Christ. She uses her own family’s experience with disability to explain that even though each person in their home are all very different from each other, they all fit in. Just like the pieces of a puzzle, each one is unique [...]

The “Reserved For” Sign

2018-06-13T16:42:39+00:00June 13th, 2018|

There is a saying when it comes to people with disabilities and making accommodations for them.“Nothing about us without us.” What this means is when something in society causes a person with a disability to be excluded, those people trying to make the accommodations should consider and even consult the people with the disabilities [...]

Beyond Suffering – A Christian View on Disability Ministry

2018-02-04T08:17:25+00:00August 7th, 2017|

Beyond Suffering can be offered as a college level certificate course, or as an 8 week program or as a one-day workshop. It is comprised of four thought-provoking modules: An Overview of Disability Ministry The Theology of Suffering and Disability The Church and Disability Ministry An Introduction to Bioethics Learning happens through lecture, group [...]

Ministry With People and Families Affected By Disability

2018-06-13T13:11:30+00:00August 7th, 2017|

As a parent of twins with disabilities, and an expert in the field of disability studies, Andrea Foster offers a unique perspective on the Church and disability. In this seminar Andrea will provide practical ministry tools and answer some key questions regarding disability ministry within the Church context. Topics discussed include: How leaders can [...]

On-going Season, Unchanging God

2018-06-13T16:40:00+00:00August 7th, 2017|

This is the story of a family whose life has not been what they expected. In this talk Andrea shares the story of how life changed dramatically in 2004 when her five-month- old twin girls were diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. She describes the initial shock of the diagnosis, the fear, confusion, exhaustion, desperation [...]

For Those Who Can’t

2018-01-30T21:26:20+00:00September 27th, 2016|

I love camp. I enjoy riding my big trike around with the twins on their seats behind me, though each year the workout gets a bit harder! Annie and Audrey love it too. The lake breezes, the freedom of seeing what's going around camp and especially zipping over to the camp meeting church services, [...]

Follow up to 100 Huntley Street

2018-02-04T08:31:36+00:00May 7th, 2016|

It’s not every day I get to speak about disability ministry and perhaps my nerves kept me from saying a few things I thought I could have. I firmly believe ALL people belong in the Church, the community of believers, the fellowship, the Body of Christ. However without going out and inviting such persons [...]

Christmas 2015: Family Update

2018-02-04T08:33:39+00:00December 22nd, 2015|

Kirk & Me Dear Family & Friends, ​​​​​​ Dreams, hopes and expectations; we all have them. But we also have disappointments, tragedies, and pain, don’t we? We know that God is a giver of good gifts and He is continually surprising our family and blessing us in unexpected ways. Here are our [...]

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