On Thursday, November 2, church leaders and disability advocates are invited to join Terry DeYoung and Mark Stephenson (RCA and CRC Disability Concerns, respectively) to think through disability and diversity in the church.
For years, Disability Concerns has mailed Breaking Barriers on cassette tape to people with visual impairments. Though technology has changed, we continue to offer an audio version which you can find here!
Every time a rampage killing happens, like the recent horror in Las Vegas, people ask “Why?” For an answer, we need to look at ourselves and the kind of society we have created.
Learning from Children with Disabilities. Children can be teachers, including children with disabilities. In this issue, Breaking Barriers readers tell stories of lessons learned.
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Children both amaze and inspire me to be a better person. As I see Christ in them, I know God has placed them in my ministry not only to learn as students, but to teach as well.
Ruth, who has longed to dance all her life, finally accepted his offer and told him she would be hanging on to him for dear life.
This free, recorded webinar with Pastor Josh Friend is now available. Share it with your worship teams, pastors, and anyone who will benefit from learning more about training young people to lead in worship.
Okay, so I’m late to the game. I finally read Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, and I still haven’t seen the movie. Though late, I still feel compelled to comment.
This message by Dan Vander Plaats, Director of Advancement at Elim Christian Services, winsomely challenges his audience to examine their own attitudes toward people who have disabilities.
My husband and I have raised two children - one with special needs. While raising them, we also took care of my mother-in-law through cancer and dementia. We are a living testimony to what God can do in a family running on fumes.
If someone is thinking of taking their own life, it’s not a secret to keep. For Disability Week this year, we have curated resources on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
As we held Dylan, we saw his face fully for the first time as he took his final breath. Our private drama has been repeated in hospitals around the world. So why has Charlie’s case caught the attention of the world?
This annotated bibliography includes many newer materials and resources, while keeping some old standards, such as Mental Health Ministries, Pathways to Promise, and NAMI FaithNet.
On Wednesday, July 26, at 11:00 am EST, Pastor Josh Friend will present on the joys and challenges of including all abilities in worship in a FREE one-hour webinar.
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I am trying to locate the booklet 'Someone Cares' by Rev Leonard Schalkwyk. It is out of print and may have a revised title. Can anyone direct me on this?
TOGETHER, a new, inclusive Bible Study from Friendship Ministries, uses a wide range of teaching techniques to help participants apply the lessons to their own lives.
Pastors with a disability. Clergy with disabilities reflect on the interplay of disability and ministry.
Hosting a trip that included volunteers with physical challenges and developmental disabilities was fairly unusual for World Renew, but it was worth the effort, said Art Opperwall, program manager for World Renew DRS.
This beautiful banner is based on the story of Mephibosheth and David (2 Samuel 9), the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24), and the Lord's Supper.
A couple girls saw Thayer’s dilemma and pointed out to him a few other apples hanging closer. “Get this one, Thayer. It’s a beauty!” But Thayer would not be swayed from his chosen apple.
"You need to do something about this,” the pastor pleaded. He urged, “I won’t tell you the details, but you need to do something to address the mental health challenges pastors face.”
This Resource Guide from the United Church of Christ includes worship resources on mental illness such as sermon ideas, complete sermons, a litany, unison prayers and more.
Here is a prayer I will be using for Friendship Sunday. Please use and share if you'd like!