We have people who are developmentally disabled or who have closed head injuries in our class. What is the best way to involve them in our study of Gods word?
People who are always identified as being “different” often enjoy the opportunity of being “the same” as everyone else. Work with them to learn some of the basics that are repeated every week in worship, like the Lord’s Prayer, and help them to learn to sing parts of the liturgy like “Lamb of God” or “Now the Feast and Celebration.” We ask everyone to participate in worship to the full extent of his or her abilities. Stretching those abilities to feel like full members of the congregation can be a wonderful experience.