Ministry With People and Families Affected By Disability

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:

  1. How leaders can support and include people with disabilities and their families in the Church
  2. Creative ways to include and involve people with disabilities in church programs
  3. How to interact with people with various disabilities
  4. Common traits/impairments people may have which require extra support
  5. Suggestions for taking the disability ministry conversation further
  6. Person-first language
  7. Myths about autism
  8. Key practical strategies for handling challenging situations
  9. Practical ways to accommodate
  10. Tips for teaching and including
  11. Frequently asked questions
    1. What if I can’t understand someone’s speech?
    2. How do I teach God’s Word?
    3. What if someone is Violent?
    4. What is wrong with him/her?
  12. Some Dos and Don’ts
  13. Befriending

(60 minutes)

Book Andrea

“…your openness to share [your life] with others helps people to open their hearts to people that need extra kindness and understanding. You’ve been given an extraordinary story, and you’ve chosen to be the character in that story that is an overcomer, nurturer, a healer, a teacher and an inspiration.”

Rev. Shelley Good, WOWKids Ministries

I just wanted to convey to you how beautiful your testimony/message today was. You are an amazing communicator!!!! I am soooo glad that I made the drive today to hear you. Was moved to tears and beyond words…

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

About the Author:

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.

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