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Sharing the Gospel with Teenagers Living with Disability

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How do you communicate the love of Christ to students who have special needs? Don’t miss this week’s episode of the podcast as Crystal chats with Tobias Haglund about his ministry with teens and young adults living with disability through Young Life Capernaum. Through this Young Life program dedicated to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, young adults are given the chance to see Christ’s love while they experience adventure, develop fulfilling friendships, and challenge their limits through club, camp, and other fun activities. Because communicating the love of Jesus goes far beyond what we say, listen to Tobias’ excellent advice for moving through fears and barriers to welcome and minister with teenagers and young adults who have special needs.


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Do you want your church to be a place of belonging? Do you want your church to be Irresistible?

An Irresistible Church is an authentic community built on the hope of Christ that compels people affected by disability to fully belong. 

By creating inclusive environments churches help individuals affected by disability discover and practice the gifts God has given them while fostering a culture of authentic relationships.

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