Reaching The Overlooked: Why disability ministry matters (Paperback)
The goal of the church is to bring people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Where does disability ministry fit into that goal? While the Bible has a lot to say about the disabled and their place in the church, it is often overlooked. Nearly half of special needs families have left a church because there is no support for them. From David and Mephibosheth to the man born blind, Scripture tells of God's love for the disabled community. Reaching The Overlooked digs into the Bible to see what God says about the disabled and their place in the universal church. The author combines Scripture with hard data and a few candid experiences as a parent of a child with special needs to paint a vivid picture of why disability ministry matters to the local church and the Kingdom. James lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife and 4 boys, one who has epilepsy, autism and developmental delays. After years in the construction industry, God called him into ministry. In 2020, James graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelors in Ministry Leadership. He is a volunteer disability ministry leader, a full time caregiver for his son and connoisseur of the dad joke. His blog about raising a child with special needs can be found at www.lifewithsuperd.com.