What Youth Pastors Wish Parents of Children with Disability Knew

Dear Parents,

When I began my youth ministry journey, I vowed to dedicate myself to the spiritual growth of your children. When Jesus said “let all the children come to ME” in Matthew 19:14, he meant ALL children. This Bible verse has become the foundation for my youth ministry, which is why I promise to lead an equally inclusive ministry. In the busy midst of fundraisers and Bible studies, the significance of inclusivity can get lost. I pray that I can sustain a safe and loving environment, where everybody belongs. 

But I know I can’t do it alone. 

I am not perfect. I recognize my weaknesses and inexperience, and I’m left uncertain about my capabilities. There will be times when I falter during my ministry, so I pray for the assistance of my community. I want to learn from you, so that I may tend to the needs of every child in my group. I can’t wait to work with you all so that EVERYBODY may flourish and grow. 

Thank you for being patient with me. Thank you for sharing your wisdom about how to best minister to children with disabilities with me. And thank you for sharing the gifts and talents of your child with our church!

In Him,

Your Youth Ministry Leader

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