ETCH Resources 2022

  Thank you for attending my sessions at LifeWay’s ETCH conference! I’ve put all the links I mentioned in one place for easy access. I hope it’s helpful! Slides from “What Every Children’s Minister Should Know about Welcoming Children with Disabilities“ Slides from “Supporting Students with Invisible Disabilities“ Buddy bag Amazon list Pinterest board for … Read more

Buddy Training

  Training buddies to serve in your children’s and youth ministries is an important part of helping your church be welcoming and inclusive! I’ve written before on Recruiting, Training and Supporting Buddies in Your Children’s and Youth Ministries, but I often get asked how to do the buddy training. I recorded these buddy training sessions to use … Read more

Creating ISPs (Individualized Spiritual Plans!) for Students with Special Needs, Learning Disabilities, and Behavioral Diagnoses

  At our church, our special needs ministry’s goal is to communicate the gospel to every child in a way they understand and in an environment where they feel comfortable. Because every child is unique, we have developed ISPs for each one—individualized spiritual plans! Similar to what the students have at school under their IEPs, our … Read more