Over the years, churches have noticed the lack of classes for kids who need adaptations within the church setting. However, not all children’s ministers know how to help the children who are in their care. There are so many diagnoses that its near impossible to know what all children need. Then you are tasked with knowing how to adapt things and tailor things for all children. It seems near impossible. But I’m here to offer some resources so that it doesn’t seem as impossible. Will a few extra people be needed in a class? Perhaps? Will you need to use the people within your church who know how to work with these kids? Probably. They are a resource, so use those teachers, therapists, and nurses! Ask them your questions. It takes a team to work with children with special needs. What works for one child with autism doesn’t work for another child with autism. What a child with asperger’s needs in different from what a child with down syndrome needs. We need to learn what these children need and how best to point them to Christ. They don’t need someone to think they can’t learn. These kids are some of the brightest that you will ever meet. They have incredible gifts and talents and the church would be remiss not to use them. They can learn. It’s up to you to learn HOW they learn. It’s up to you to learn WHAT they need. It’s up to you to learn WHEN they need a break and when they don’t. Please subscribe to this blog and join our email list so you don’t miss out on some important resources that can help you as a children’s minister or a pastor, or even a teacher. These kids depend on your to learn, so let’s learn about them.