They wouldn’t want anyone treating one of their kids like a forgettable piece of furniture!
Many of our congregation members these days must deal with health issues. Your church too may be struggling with ailments of various kinds. How might our being in Advent speak to all this?
This short litany, which can be read in unison, affirms that each member of the community is valued and loved.
Depression is nearly impossible to describe. I was looking for a word or phrase that captured the heart of it, and I found it in an article by Dr. John Timmerman, “At the most unexpected moments it slips people its dark poison. One scarcely notices the initial sting.
When I need hearing aids, I’m not the type for pixie wings or steam punk, but I’m jazzed about the ones styled like Leopard skin. How about that hearing aid user on your gift list?
In this video produced by Friendship Ministries, people with intellectual disabilities recite the Christmas story. It's a beautiful way to communicate the message that the good news of the incarnation is for everyone!
This webinar teaches ways to recognize that every individual, including persons with disabilities, has been created with gifts that are needed by the body of Christ.
Disability is hard on marriages, but telling couples (falsely) that 80 percent of marriages end in divorce if the couple has a child with a disability could lead them to give up hope. Couples in crisis need love and support and encouragement, not statistics.
This newsletter from Mental Health Ministries includes information and resources for faith leaders, family members and friends and who may find the holidays a difficult time.
Walk through this season of celebration and change with these tips for supporting persons with disabilities from Barbara J. Newman.
This webinar will give resources to walk alongside those who experience mental illnesses in a way that is supportive.
Moral injury can be as disabling as physical injury. Guest blogger Syl Gerritsma reflects on the moral injuries that many military personnel must live with for the rest of their lives.
This author's third (and first biological) son was born in December 1967. He was a lovable child like his two older brothers. In 1985, the year in which he turned eighteen, the Lord permitted this devastating brain illness (schizophrenia) to affect him almost all year in some way or other. In fact, the illness left none of them untouched.
John Richard suffered a chemical imbalance in his brain that caused him to be overwhelmed by his fears. Thank God that he has now been delivered from all his fears.
Larry Nicholas writes, "I am a mentally ill man who wants to share with the world and especially the Church, about God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ."
Michèle used to write poetry while living in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Now she mostly paints in Montreal.
In this issue, CRC and RCA members describe how they and others have moved beyond church walls to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities.
이번 호는 북미주 개혁교회와 미주 개혁교회의 성도들이 어떻게 장애와 함께 사는 사람들을 위해 교회의 벽들을 넘어서 옹호함을 설명합니다.
I hope that many children and youth ministry leaders will use these videos for training their teachers and leaders. What has your church done to train your children and youth leaders to engage kids with disabilities in church ministries?
According to a new study, hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is good for business. Yet 85% of those are unemployed. HuffPost Live looks at a new initiative that aims to change this.
Inclusion is the idea that all people, of all abilities are to be active integrated members of their community. How do you teach your children to be inclusive?
Tikkun magazine's Fall 2014 issue features Disability, Justice, and Spirituality. Many of the articles are online for free.
Church Disability Advocates seek to promote the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the life of the local congregation so that everybody belongs and everybody serves. They can make significant progress in this work if church leadership supports them.
Disability advocacy can feel lonely. With years of advocacy experience, two veteran advocates both inspire and guide people who are working to help churches become the welcoming and engaging communities that God calls them to be.
The Five Stages is a continuum of disability attitudes created by Dan Vander Plaats of Elim Christian Services. In this video, Dan briefly describes the continuum and how one can present this continuum.