Special Needs Ministry

The LRBA has a workgroup meeting to develop tools and ideas that will be helpful to churches desiring to serve special needs individuals and families. A Survey is being sent to churches and church leaders to help us learn more about engagement and interest around the Louisville Region. We will share the results of that survey and continue to add resources as the process progresses. Please feel free to send feedback to office@lrba.org. 


Not the Life We Expected (grieving a diagnosis) – Andrew & Rachel Wilson
Leading a Special Needs Ministry – Amy Fenton Lee
Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God – John Piper
Too Wise to Be Mistaken, Too Good to Be Unkind – Cathy Steere
Accessible Gospel:  Inclusive Worship – Barbara Newman
In the Shadow of Special Needs – Christoph Jacques
Same Lake Different Boat - Stephanie Hubach
Disability and the Gospel - Michael S. Beates
Beyond Suffering - Joni Eareckson Tada & Steve Bundy
Counseling Families of Children with Disabilities - Rosemary S. Cook

Articles and Videos:
Special Needs Children:  How the Church Can Help (2 Part Focus on the Family Broadcast)

Audio Resources from Lighthouse Community Church Southbay:

The Local Church and Disability
Marriage and Disability
Discipleship and Disability Panel Discussion
Parenting and Disability
Toward a God-Centered Theology of Disability

ERLC Disability

The Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, Distributed by Joni and Friends