I'm interested in learning what specific things other churches are doing to be intentional about diversity. What practical steps has your church implemented to become more diverse?
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February 9, 2010
April 7, 2010
What's the best way to include people with disabilities in the full life and ministry of the congregation?
Many churches are actively seeking to include people with disabilities in the full life and ministry of the congregation. What is the best way you have seen inclusion happening in your church or a church near you?
October 22, 2012
In response to my blog last week about Disability Week, Steve Nyenhuis asked, "Our church celebrated Disability Awareness Sunday yesterday. Our Friendship Class joined the praise team in leading the congregation in worship. Members of the class also participated by greeting and ushering, reading Scripture and bringing God's greeting. Our pastor used Luke 14:1-14 as his text. All who worshipped were blessed, I'm sure. What other churches participated? Can you share your experiences, too?"
December 20, 2012
My wife Bev and I have had 25 years of experience in walking with our daughter Nicole, who lives with severe, multiple disabilities. Thanks to Bev's forward thinking, we've prayed, and sought advice, and read books and magazines so that we could keep looking ahead to do what's best for Nicole. I ran across this brief guide today that looks like it could be very helpful: Charting the Life Course: A Guide for Individuals, Families, and Professionals . Charting the Life Course uses a matrix of six life stages: 1) Wondering if Meeting Milestones, 2) Getting the Diagnosis, 3) Everyday Life during...