MINISTRY ROLE: Children/Youth Ministry Leaders, Pastors, Teachers | TARGET AGE: Infant to Youth Classrooms | BY: John Knight
Sometimes when we refer to God as being holy, we think of him as being entirely other than we are in his perfection. People with disabilities are also seen as ‘other than’ those who live without disabilities, but usually in negative, even demeaning, ways. What if God created those with disabilities to help the church understand more about who he is in his splendor and holiness? What if God’s purposes in disability were more than just the church serving the supposedly ‘weaker member’ but also being served? Through Biblical texts and application in the local church, we explore God’s design in his creation with disabilities, especially those with cognitive disabilities, to magnify him in his holiness and provide help to his church.
Note: This seminar was produced under our previous name, Children Desiring God.