In the spring of 2010, Amy Fenton Lee launched The Inclusive Church blog. Lee’s passion is to help churches and their staff to be better equipped to meet the needs of families with children special needs. Her passion has not gone unnoticed (90 posts and 25,000 reader views)! Her passion does not come from being employed within the education or medical field. No, this burning passion comes from being a mom, children’s ministry volunteer, a pastor’s daughter, writer and in belief that we need to reach and teach children to be followers of Jesus Christ.
Lee’s vision and hope for The Inclusive Church blog, is that it continues to be a vital resource for staff and volunteers who want grow their special needs inclusion ministry. By providing basic and more in depth “how to” articles that go to the heart of the problems that churches face so they can be solved and best practices can be implemented. Lee says the most popular topic is curriculum. Lee cites that many churches lack the volunteers or staff in the children’s department that are able to modify their existing curriculum for children with learning differences. By posting recommendations on products and websites, it helps to take the “guess work” out of creating lessons for Sunday school or for VBS special needs classroom.
The Inclusive Church provides a fresh viewpoint on a variety of topics: Attention Deficit Disorder, Behavior, Curriculum, Disability Etiquette, Getting started, Parents, Pulling in the Professionals, Risk Management, Small Church, Special Events, Spiritual Formation, and Volunteers. The articles and interviews are presented in an easy to understand format that enables the professional to the inexperienced lay person to implement the needed skills, new curriculum or behaviors modifications very quickly.
To learn more about Amy Fenton Lee and The Inclusive Church go to www.theinclusivechurch.com.