I first introduced readers to the Special Needs and Disabilities Ministry Leaders Forum in November of 2012. At that time, I interviewed the group’s creator, Kelli Ra Anderson. She shared her motivation behind establishing this forum, “to sharpen one another just as we might at a conference or seminar when we have those opportunities to learn from those who’ve ‘been there, done that.’” .
Since that time, I would have to say that Kelli’s vision for mutual sharing and development has been more than fulfilled. Daily, the almost 300 nationwide members of this closed Facebook group share articles, discuss leadership difficulties, and spur one another on to greatness. There is debate, encouragement, resource-sharing and networking taking place that can’t be consistently found anywhere else.
I would urge you, if you are a regular reader of this blog, and you are serious about special needs ministry, then please submit a request on Facebook to join this group. It will make you a better leader and connect you to those on the cutting edge of this area of service.
Thank you, Kelli, for bring us together to dialogue, “As iron sharpens iron”.