One of the greatest tragedies in the modern church is how poorly they do at reaching out to and accommodating people with disabilities and their families. Most people with disabilities do not go to church even when they are believers.
This is not as much of a direct outreach position for a church but it is one that can lead to great outreach inside your community. This is a person in your church that looks after the needs of all adults and children with physical or developmental disabilities and their families.
The main goal is to make sure that the church is able to accommodate people with various disabilities. The coordinator works to make sure that the church is able to work to meet the needs of those with disabilities that come to your church and not have them fall through the cracks.
Here is a list of responsibilities that a special needs and disabilities coordinator can assume:
- First is to make sure that the building is disability accessible.
- Work with the church leaders to develop an atmosphere that is safe, friendly, and comfortable for people with disabilities.
- Working with the leaders of various ministries to help them understand how they can make someone with a specific disability feel comfortable and welcome in that ministry.
- Meet with people with disabilities and their families to see how the church can better meet their needs.
- Contact disability support groups in your community and ask how you can better serve people with specific needs. This not only helps you meet the needs of the members and visitors of your church it also lets the greater community know that people with disabilities are welcome and would feel comfortable in your church.
This is quoted from
Dynamic Community Outreach