Getting Yourself Ready: Thinking About the Relationship
Dori Dykstra, Church and Volunteer Associate for Disability Concerns, and Mark Stephenson, Director of Disability Concerns
Dori has been serving with Disability Concerns for about four years and shares her learnings as well as her posture of ministry when she contacts a congregation. She has experience talking with over 700 churches about ways they can and do engage in ministry with people with disabilities and their families!
Regional Disability Advocates can feel overwhelmed and challenged by the work of calling churches for a conversation about this ministry. Dori reflects on how she feels called to be in relationship with others in the Body of Christ and how that both encourages and prepares her to pick up the phone or send an email.
Some questions for you to reflect on in preparing to engage others in the ministry of Disability Concerns:
- What is your reason, your sense of call, for being part of this ministry?
- What are your hopes for your relationship with this person and with this church?
- How does your sense of call and your hopes impact your posture of serving in this ministry?
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