What is a worship “disruption”? If someone is really excited about worship and cries out during the service, is he or she disrupting the service or participating in the service?
A recent article published in USA Today looks at how Pixar's latest film "Finding Dory" is making some pretty big waves in the world of disability awareness. Have you seen it?
Frequently I’ve heard people evaluate the benefit of ramps and hearing loops based on how many people with disabilities would use them. Now I understand why that kind of analysis misses the point.
This year’s election cycle provides an excellent opportunity to influence local, state, and federal elected officials for the good of citizens who live with various disabilities.
Ministry is primarily about relationships, but programs can provide the space for relationships to develop and flourish. This information sheet was distributed to people at Orland Park CRC by their Disability Concerns Team.
My main reason for writing about schizophrenia specifically, and mental illness in general, is to help those who may be suffering from it or who know someone who does, but don’t know how to help because of stigma.
With the stage set for a great weekend, I felt my heart drop when I got my last phone call of the night from Josh – they had arrived, but Jarett was having an anxiety attack.
Here's a poem sent to Disability Concerns to remind us that we need to bring what is hidden out in the open so that love can abound.
To help your congregation, Disability Concerns created a Mental Health Speakers Bureau to allow congregations to find qualified people in their area who can speak on mental health issues.
For Jarett, the thought of going to a church camp that was hours away from his family and those who fully understood his anxiety, was terrifying. Nonetheless, this year would be different.
If your child seems to be missing developmental milestones, he or she may just need a little more time. Other times, active intervention is needed. The Help Me Grow program is a great tool to check out!
Husband and wife, Jeff and Julie Yonker, describe the challenges in learning to live with Jeff’s paralysis as well as the comfort and opportunities God gave them in this journey. This is Julie's perspective.
What does love look like when someone follows through on their marriage vow "in sickness and in health"?
Focusing less on practical accessibility concerns, this study looks at the church, the Christian community, as it responds—whether positively or negatively—to the presence of persons with disabilities.
After celebrating Easter, I am always left wondering what will happen to me after the Resurrection. Will I still be deaf? Either way, I can be joyful and content.
Have you found any helpful resources for Friendship Sunday? I'm looking for best practices, scripture ideas, and more.
When Alan Johnson hears or reads about mental health and gun violence, he can become defensive. Find out why.
Eric Groot-Nibbelink describes the hopes and fears that came with his young adult daughter Jenica's sudden brain injury.
After the webinar about mental health and ministry, we came up with a group of resources that ministry leaders have found helpful in dealing with mental health issues in our churches.
Adjusting to Acquired Disability. Some people have lived with disability since birth or early childhood, but others acquire a disability later in life. This issue helps readers understand the grief and the life lessons that disability can bring so that they can respond with empathy to those with an acquired disability and to their loved ones.
Belonging, purpose, and value cannot be accomplished on one’s own, but must come through involvement in a community. What better community for this to happen in, than the people of God?
Ajustándose a la discapacidad adquirida. Algunas personas han vivido con una discapacidad desde su nacimiento o desde una temprana edad, pero otros la adquieren más adelante. Esperamos que esta edición ayude a los lectores a entender el dolor y las lecciones de la vida que una discapacidad puede traer de manera que se pueda responder con empatía hacia aquellos que han adquirido una discapacidad y a sus seres queridos.
In this webinar, Brett Ullman shares his story and gives insight into where his help came from and how churches and leaders can provide support for those affected by mental health issues.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. People with Down syndrome tend to be particularly relational, loving to make connections with other people, feeling life deeply. Couples who have a child with Down syndrome have a lower divorce rate than the general population.
This tour provides people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and/or an autism spectrum disorder awe-inspiring experience of the lands of the Bible - Egypt, Jordan and Israel.