Who wants to listen to people prattle on about “God’s will” when, frankly, they don’t have a clue what the mind of God is with regard to any particular situation?
Paul embraced his calling to deliver cheer seriously and winsomely. I praise God that he allowed me the privilege of becoming Paul’s friend.
Not many websites focus on the experiences of people from particular ethnic groups who also have disabilities. This site has a laser focus on black college students with disabilities.
From all outward appearances, Blake is a typical kindergarten boy. However, Blake has a sensory processing disorder. Almost daily Blake fights battles that are invisible to others.
Dr. Leanne Van Dyk preaches on welcoming one another, stating: "In the end, you know, it is really quite simple. Christ has welcomed us; we are to welcome others."
If a person or group of people is pushed to the side by prejudice or ignorance or pity, that pushing harms not only those who are cut off but also those who do the pushing.
The Shepherd knows his sheep. How well acquainted are you with the needs and challenges faced by your more vulnerable sheep?
When we all love other people, we are letting Jesus' light shine in us for all the world to see. Even if there are some things we can't do, we CAN all love people.
We have found Disability Awareness Sundays to be inspiring worship times as we encourage persons with disabilities and invite everyone to joyfully live out their faith with the helping hand of Christian love.
Because of Disability Awareness Sunday, our congregation became more aware of the need to be inclusive in worship. We have a ways to go but have taken steps in getting started.
In the presence of "healthy" friends or family members, disabled persons are sometimes not even addressed directly.
Do gaps in your church's physical and spiritual hospitality need to be brought to light so that you may more effectively witness to the life and light of Christ?
"The Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
Here are some tips for interacting politely with people with mobility issues whether you are at church or somewhere else.
Though broken by sin, this litany reminds us that we are made in God's image and called to love others as Christ loves us.
A helpful litany that encourages and reminds us to see more than the outside of people.
A brief unison prayer asking God to "Open our hearts to our brothers and sisters whoever they may be."
These brief videos reflect on crucial aspects of community and belonging. Though produced for a general audience, they apply well within a church context too.
어린이, 청소년들과 “숨겨진” 장애. 이 호에는 보지못하거나, 정신 건강 도전자들, 학습 장애들, 난독증 및 아스퍼거 증후군의 장애들과 함께 자라는 실제들을 나누고 있다.
Esta edición describe algunas de las realidades de creer con discapacidades que no son visibles, como los desafíos de la salud mental, discapacidades de aprendizaje, dislexia, y el síndrome de Asperger.
Belonging to a support system provides encouragement, strength, and a feeling of acceptance. A well-run support group can do all that and much more.
Understanding the varied needs of persons with disabilities will help ushers and greeters put the welcoming arms of the church around the shoulders of all who come to worship.
A group of dedicated volunteers in Canada (along with some staff support) produce this newsletter for Church and Regional Disability Advocates across Canada.
Veterans find understanding and encouragement from other vets. Because they have a shared experience, they can offer unique support in the face of adjustment problems.
In this interactive webinar, four panelists give their Top 5 Lists, from four different perspectives, for becoming more hospitable and loving in a diverse world.