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Should We Abandon Use of the Term “Special Needs Ministry?”

I think about this all the time: what defines a “special need.” Does it set my child apart from community more than other children? (yes) Does it leave room for his personhood? (no) Is there another way to define this? Check out this post from Key Ministry…

Should We Abandon Use of the Term “Special Needs Ministry?”.



Vangie is the Director of Sparrow's Nest Play, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching creation care, nature play and just living. She also writes, teaches and speaks about her experience as the parent of a child with Autism. She holds a B.S. in Christian Ministry and an M.A. in Contemporary Theology. She seeks to synthesize perspectives in theology, disability and ministry.

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