“Welcome to The Banquet” is a podcast that inspires by highlighting stories of the dedicated men and women doing ministry amongst the special needs and disability populations and equips those already engaged in the margins by answering the practical, on-the-ground questions of the ministry.
Ep. 3, Full Inclusion & Belonging in the Global Church
Dr. Thomas Hentrich from EcumenAbility points us to full inclusion and belonging in the Church and each person’s unique ability to contribute to the Kingdom across denominations and globally.
Ep. 4, What Do I Say to My Pastor About Disability Inclusion?
What do I say to my pastor or my church leadership if I’m trying to get my church to be disability inclusive or involved in disability ministry? Listen in as Pastor Mike Crawford shares his thoughts.
Ep. 5, Five Fears Church Leaders Face When Considering Disability Inclusion
When a neuro-typical teen graduates from high school, we say "this is the beginning of your future” or “you can be anything you want to be.” When a teen with special needs that is unable to attend college or hold a job graduates, what is left for them? Lainie Browning partnered with her church to assess the needs of these young adults and worked to fill the gap.
Most of the time, kids with disabilities are expected to fit into the world’s model and expectations. rEcess respite nights allow them to be freed from those expectations and to fully be themselves. Offering respite at your church not only serves the kids in this way, but also shows Christ's love to siblings, parents, and the community around them.