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Inspire 2022 Workshop: What Your Church Can Do About Ableist Practices


This post is one of many conversations taking place in anticipation of Inspire 2022, set to happen in Tinley Park (a suburb of Chicago, Illinois) on August 4-6, 2022. Sign up to receive Inspire 2022 emails, which include the latest news on speakers, special opportunities, registration, and more. We hope to see you there! 

Conversations about diversity and equity have become front and center in recent years, but our ableist practices have often been left out of the conversation.

This workshop will cover what ableism is, as well as how churches can fight it through intentional hospitality that communicates each person’s worth, dignity, and value.

Lindsay Wieland Capel (CRC Disability Concerns) and Terry DeYoung (RCA Disability Concerns) invite you to imagine what it would take to develop a reputation in the community as a church where everybody belongs and everybody serves. Participants will leave with tools and suggestions for how they can work in their church to break down barriers to belonging and welcome, increase accessibility, and celebrate the gifts of each member of Christ’s body.

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