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New Resource! Everybody Belongs, Serving Together

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Disability Concerns is very excited to announce the release of our newest resource: Everybody Belongs, Serving Together: Inclusive Church Ministry with People with Disabilities.

Everybody Belongs, Serving Together is an updated and expanded resource that provides practical advice for developing relationships and encouraging everyone in your congregation to use their gifts for God’s glory. Many people in our community may know this resource by its previous title, The Inclusion Handbook.

In addition to the practical tips you expect, this third edition includes more first-hand perspectives of people who live with disabilities. This is the third edition of this handbook, and a name change was in order. This shift in name also represents a larger partnership that has taken place with this edition. Editors not only represent leaders from the RCA and CRC Disability Concerns, but also from Elim Christian Services and Christian Horizons

Join us online!

In response to our ever-changing world, Disability Concerns is also excited to announce that this iteration of the resource is available not only in print, but is fully available online, including bonus content, at everybody-belongs.org.

Join us as we engage in the content!

Want to dive into this new resource with us? Every Thursday evening from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern in October, we will be exploring aspects of this book. We’ve lined up advocates who are actively involved in the disability community to share insights on their work, using the book as a foundational tool to support others in our disability community. Join us every Thursday in October to be a part of these conversations.

To learn more about the October series, visit our event website:

Disability Concerns Canada October Series 2021

Our speaker lineup includes:

Mark Stephenson, Director of Disability Concerns Ministry, CRCNA

Cara Milne, Regional Advocate for Classis Alberta South/Saskatchewan, author, trainer and consultant

Bethany McKinney Fox, pastor of Beloved Everybody Church, speaker, writer, coach

Dan Vander Plaats, Director of Advancement for Elim Christian Services

Keith Dow, Manager of Organizational and Spiritual Life for Christian Horizons, contributor to the Disability and Faith Forum

Chantal Huinink, Coordinator of Organizational & Spiritual Life for Christian Horizons, contributor to the Disability and Faith Forum

Note to our advocates: All current church and regional advocates will be receiving a print copy of this book in the mail soon, which will include a promo code to sign up for our October 2021 series at no charge. Look for your copy arriving at your doorstep soon!

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It is requesting $20 to register for this. Shouldn't this be posted before clicking on the link. Also it says I can't access the online book without the $20 fee.

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Hi Deb. Thanks for reaching out.

To clarify, to register for the series in October, there will be a $20 fee, which includes the book as part of the cost of the event.

If you are interested in purchasing the book separately from the event, the cost is $8 here: https://www.faithaliveresources.org/Products/810516/everybody-belongs-se...

(If you are a church or regional advocate, there is a promo code for the event that was sent out earlier. Happy to resend!)

Please feel free to reach out to me for further support anytime: [email protected]