Q&A: Encouragement for the Long Haul

Ashley Belknap continues the discussion with Stephanie Hubach, founding director of Engaging Disability, on how to creatively encourage families, caregivers, and adult children with disabilities during this unique season of staying home.

Ashley poses these questions to Steph:

1. What encouragement can you give to caregivers listening who are feeling really tired, and what tips can you share to help them stay connected to other people during this time? (1:32

2. Our listeners are also eager for ideas on how to keep their kids, who are impacted by disability, connected to others and growing in the Lord. What has been helpful to your son and his friends during this time? (10:49)

3. Here at Engaging Disability, our constant prayer for families and churches is that they will continue to engage families impacted by disability. With the uncertainty of when social distancing will end and when our families will be able to return to church, what concerns do you have for ministry to families impacted by disability? Any wisdom or tips you have for churches who are continuing to engage from afar? (25:27)

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Additional Resources:

  • Learn more about Stephanie Hubach’s work at Covenant Theological Seminary and her position as Research Fellow in Disability Ministry on her website
  • Purchase Steph’s book, Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability, Revised and Updated, at the lowest price available, at Simply the Gospel.
  • View the video series accompanying Same Lake, Different Boat, edition 1, for free on Vimeo (ad free) and YouTube.