I don’t have a theological degree and I don’t work in a church or in formal Christian ministry. I’m not a missionary doing grand work in a faraway land. However, God has shown me that my life is my ministry.
Join us in discovering the intersection of mental health and the church. Learn from experts, pastors, and other local leaders what support is available and how your church can become a safe space.
We'd love for you to join us at the Friendship Festival. The festival provides a day of fun, music, and friendship for individuals with developmental challenges and disabilities. All are welcome!
주제 : 환영하는 예배. 교회는 장애를 갖은 사람들이 예배에 환영하든지를 (혹 않하든지) 도울 수가 있습니다. 이번 장애물 헐기 호의 글들은 장애를 가진 사람들이 예배드릴때 여러가지로 도울 수 있는 방법들을 설명했습니다.
Los artículos en esta edición de Rompiendo Barreras describen una buena variedad de maneras en que las personas con discapacidad contribuyen en el servicio.
Churches can help people with disabilities feel welcome (or not welcome) in their worship. The articles in this issue of Breaking Barriers describe a variety of ways people with disabilities contribute in worship.
Does a "visual schedule" or some other visual resource enhance possibilities for those of us who have autism? If so, does such a resource already exist for Protestant liturgy?
Receiving a gift is not easy for me; I’d much rather play the role of giver. Receiving is so vulnerable. And yet it’s in that place of vulnerability, of both receiving and giving, that we encounter God and discover one another in love.
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This article has suggestions and resources to help your congregation considers having emotional support animals in your church.
What we say or fail to say about mental health concerns in worship settings can be profoundly formative for how Christian communities respond to these challenges.
A person with a disability is murdered by their parent or guardian about once a week. At least 219 such murders happened in the United States from 2011 to 2015.
The pew is waiting for its favourite words, the words it cherishes the most, the words it was made for. "You may be seated," says the pastor.
When preparing for a house concert, Paul Helm decided to hire a piano tuner, Tony Rodriguez, who has autism. The piano sounded beautiful for the concert.
In the toy aisle of Walmart, two of my special education students reminded me about being honest and forgiving. There, I was also reminded of this unsettling truth: our society tries not to notice people with disabilities.
How can we be extra mindful and supportive of persons and families affected by disability during this season? Here are a few ideas.
En esta edición los lectores de Rompiendo Barreras que contratan personas con discapacidades compartirán a través de sus relatos las lecciones que han aprendido.
This letter is for “the others”: for my two kids who are not special needs, who are considered typical, and for everyone who has a sibling with any special need(s).
Finding employment is never easy, especially if you have a disability. Here at Anchor we have had a number of success stories.
An article I read about churches hiring people with disabilities contained helpful information but their approach emphasized that hiring anyone with a disability is fraught with "landmines." Ouch!
Employing People with Disabilities: Workers with disabilities can transform a work environment in unexpected ways. In this issue, Breaking Barriers readers who employ people with disabilities tell stories of lessons learned.
Shortly before her last day working for Disability Concerns, Heather DeBoer wrote this reflection which was published in the Disability Concerns Canada newsletter.
With a booming economy in the U.S. and Canada, finding reliable and kind people to help with in home care is a huge challenge. Has you church stepped in the gap?
Guilt troubles most suicide survivors. These suggested points help put into words what one may be feeling after their loved one dies.
These holiday worship resources from Mental Health Ministries allow worshipers to reflect and accept the reality of where we are emotionally. They offer a message of hope in the midst of our darkness.