The Inclusive Church: Helping Churches Successfully Include Children with Special Needs

Blog. Amy Fenton Lee.


This blog is for congregational leaders desiring resources for special needs inclusion, such as conferences, articles,.


Ideas and Best Practices; blogs; articles

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Gain a better understanding of special needs inclusion and learn how your congregation can become more accessible to children with all abilities.
  • Create a mobile sensory wall as one strategy to include all children in the congregation.

About the Contributor

Kara Faris

Kara Faris is the Center’s director of resource grants and resource consulting, as well as a resource consultant to congregations. She previously served for eight years as the Center’s education director.

Before working at the Center, Kara served First Friends Meeting of Indianapolis as associate pastor. With a degree in marketing from Butler University’s College of Business Administration and a master of divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary, Kara brings a blend of pragmatism, intuition and passion for lifelong learning to the Center. Kara has authored Including Laity in Education Events Empowers Congregations and co-authored the book Divergent Church.

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