Churches

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Disability Makes Church Stronger

"If people in your community are going to Wal-Mart in their wheelchairs but not coming to your church, a lot of times the church community calls them shut-ins. They're not shut-ins; they're just shut out of the church" (Ned Stoller (cited in Making Churches Accessible to the Disabled, 1998)


When your church considers including people with disabilities in your congregation, what questions are you asking? Does the conversation run something like: 

  • What sort of accommodations should we make? 
  • Who would take care of them? 
  • Do they meet in the same room as everyone else? 

While these are very important questions to consider, the most important is actually:

How do we make our church stronger by loving like JESUS and including EVERYONE in our church who is willing to accept JESUS as LORD & SAVIOR as He does in does in heaven?

Romans 15:1-2

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 

Concepts:

  • Appropriate Language 
  • Attitude & Approach 
  • Assumptions & Stereotypes
  • Accessibility & Accommodations
    How To Create A Disability Ministry 
  • What Does The Bible Say About Disability 
  • 3 Barriers  Keeping People With Disabilities From Church

Activities

  • Testimonial
  • Bible Study