Prompt: Your pastor asks you to start a new ministry for children and adolescents in your community who have either Autism Spectrum Disorder or an Intellectual Disability. Your pastor wants you to create a proposal to share with the church leaders, who will later decide whether to approve and fund your ministry. Your proposal needs to address the following:
What is the biblical basis for such ministry? Include scriptural references.
Explain how this ministry will meet the church’s values, vision, and mission.
Explain the causes of these disabilities, the behavioral and cognitive effects, and ways your ministry can provide treatment for the children and adolescents.
Provide examples of other churches that have similar ministries (provide links to websites)
What are your mission statement and goals for the ministry, and how will you determine if you provided effective treatment for the children and adolescents?
Provide examples of activities the ministry would offer to provide treatment.
List the days and times the ministry will occur, and the items needed – rooms, tables, chairs, audio, video, vehicles, etc.
Explain how you would promote the ministry among your church and community.
Provide a list of individuals needed to staff the ministry, such as volunteers and any paid staff.
What materials will you use to train your volunteers and staff?