I am thrilled to introduce our new website and blog! This ministry began in 2007, through the gifted vision and leadership of Stephanie Hubach. She approached Mission to North America (MNA) with a vision for engaging churches across the PCA in disability ministry. The MNA leadership enthusiastically embraced this mission and called Steph to begin MNA Special Needs Ministries.
In September of 2016, I took over as the new director of the ministry and was tasked with figuring out the path forward for the next ten years. We are thrilled to launch the first big step forward – a new name!
This blog is the place where we will discuss many topics related to disability ministry. We will tackle everything from theology to practical how-to steps. But the essential part of our discussions will always be the gospel.
One question we will tackle initially relates to “first steps” that churches can take to move forward in starting their disability ministry. Parents, we will also have a series for you. Look for a coming article on developing realistic and gospel-centered goals for church involvement.
As a preface to all of the practical articles to come, let’s begin with reminding our hearts of the goal of disability ministry, both in the home and in the church. Here’s a hint: it’s not about having the knowledge you need in order to relate to or help someone with a disability grow in their faith.