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The Inclusive Church for the Neurodiverse and Persons of All Abilities, Featuring Christy Edwards

Christy Edwards

Do you think you have an inclusive church? Are your members and ministry staff prepared to ministry to and with the neurodiverse and those of varied abilities? What about advocating for their needs and rights? 

The CBF Podcast hosted a workshop at this summer’s General Assembly in Dallas with a focus on the inclusive church for the neurodiverse and persons of all abilities. 

The workshop featured a conversation with Christy Edwards, a board-certified pediatric hospital chaplain, and Andy Hale, CBF’s Podcast creator and host.

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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.

One thought on “The Inclusive Church for the Neurodiverse and Persons of All Abilities, Featuring Christy Edwards

  1. This is great that we’re talking about Nuro diversity but what about ministers who happen to have a disability like myself I’m on Social Security disability I know all the government money because I work less than part-time as a hospice chaplain I have 20 years of preaching experience or more than 20 years but I can’t find a job as a pastor because don’t want to hire a disabled pastor asking for help from the CBF advocacy for folks like myself to talk about structural racism and structural whatever but what about structural able ism

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