Parenting Pathway Podcast: Living with Autism

Parenting Pathway Podcast with Family Ministry Pastor Dave Carl, Pastoral Leader of GIFT (special needs ministry) Meaghan Wall, and special guest Julie Hornok, author, gifted speaker, and founder of non-profit United in Autism   We recently invited Julie Hornok, a friend of our church’s special needs ministry, to sit with us and talk about her […]

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Ministering to Families with Adopted and Foster Children

Recently, we had the opportunity to invite Dr. Andi Thacker to speak at a networking luncheon for churches and staff involved in special needs ministry around our community. This presentation contained so much information that anyone working with or volunteering in any children’s and student ministries would find value in spending an hour listening to […]

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There Was No Room for Them in the Inn

Written by Meaghan Wall, Pastoral Leader of the Stonebriar Community GIFT Ministry, which ministers to families and children with special needs.   As we enter the Advent Season, we’re often reminded to “Prepare Him Room”. We set up special activities like the Advent Wreath or the Jesse Tree that walk us through Scripture each day […]

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You Have a Diagnosis . . . Now What?

Written by Meaghan Wall, Pastoral Leader of the Stonebriar Community Church GIFT Ministry Last year, our family and two other families took a week-long trip to Disney World between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We spent a whole year working with a Disney-certified planner to plan the vacation down to the minute.  We knew where we were […]

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