We’d like to start doing a regular feature called “Community Question”. This will be a question that we pose to the Signposts Community from the Signposts Community. You can post questions on our facebook page, or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if I never respond to your email, leave a question in the comments section of the blog. Sometimes our website emails don’t always forward correctly.
When we post a Community Question, we want our readers to weigh in and provide answers in the comments section. This will help “share the wealth” of knowledge that our families have built up individually. However, the first Community Question will be coming from the board of Signposts Ministries.
They want to know:
We have found that there is quite a variance among congregations, ranging from “hide them so they can’t disrupt the service” to “we designed special programs and classes just for those with special needs” to “we fully integrate those with disabilities into our congregation and make adaptations on a case by case basis.”
What works best for your church? What works best for your family? Have you ever left a church because you felt your family was not able to worship there comfortably because you had a family member that was “different”?
Let’s steer away from bashing churches, but let’s have a constructive discussion about improving policies so that everyone can worship God unhindered by disabling environmental factors.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!