If you are leading a church and leading a family that includes a child with a disability, I especially hope you will attend our conference, The Works of God: God’s Good Design in Disability. If you know of such men, please let them know about this conference.
More than a year ago I was having lunch with a Pastor-dad, and he remarked that he had never met another pastor who also has a child with a disability. I thought then, that shouldn’t be! These men are not alone – others are and have walked this same path and tasted deeply of the grace of God as they lead churches and families.
I’ve had the chance to meet or correspond with several pastors who also parent a child with moderate to very severe disabilities; not one of them treats life as easy and breezy, and they are unusually prepared to lead their people through what God has to say about suffering and his sovereignty.
And I know of several such men who are coming to the conference!
If you are a leader of a church or a church ministry, I particularly hope you will consider attending so that you can meet each other, encourage each other, and enjoy the camaraderie that comes with sharing similarities in the life and family God has given you.
If you know of such men, would you encourage them to come (with their wives), maybe even helping them with registration, child care and travel expenses?