Churches struggle with how to meet the needs of members with special medical needs and those who no longer can attend services in person. Keeping them connected, ministering to their struggles, and acting as liaison between those attending in the church building, as well as externally is too much for the church leadership alone. In order, to have an effective outreach program to homebound members and special needs families, the entire church needs to be involved in the same way the church families were in Jesus’ time. During the time of Jesus, the church members took care of their own, fixing meals, helping sow crops and caring for children. Healthcare to Homecare presents suggestions on how to have an effective outreach program that incorporates all that and more.

A special needs ministry is putting Jesus' love into practice. By reaching out to those living in isolation due to a medical or mental health illness, you are bringing Jesus' love into their home if you do nothing more than listen to them as they talk about their lives. Showing you care and meeting them where they are makes all the difference to someone who lives on the outskirts of life.

Starting A Special Needs Outreach Ministry

Introduction The first step in creating any outreach ministry requires prayer. Ask God to help you identify the group leader and participants who will make this ministry a success. You want people who have a heart for service, care for the needs of others, and often have experience with similar needs. I strongly recommend, however,

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