Whenever we set up church, we need to have on hand a few large print bulletins, song sheets, outlines, scripture portions, etc., along with the standard 12-point font copies. But that is not the limit.
Disability Concerns seeks to bring about the full participation of all people with disabilities in the life of the church and the full participation of the church in the lives of people with disabilities. The Disability Concerns ministries of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Reformed Church in America collaborate on the resources in these pages, as well volunteer engagement, training events, resource creation, and other means to support churches in their ministry.
Everybody belongs. Everybody serves.
정신건강과 영성훈련: 글쓴이들은 사람들이 자기 자신이나 주변의 가까운 사랑하는 사람의 정신적 질병이 정신건강, 헌신하는 삶, 개인 제자도의 리듬이 만나는 지점인 신앙과 영성훈련의 측면에 어떤 영향을 주었는지 보여줍니다.
Here's a list of best practices describing how churches can make connections with local community mental health services.
Mental Health and Spiritual Practice—Authors describe how their own or a loved one’s mental illness has shaped their faith and spiritual practice where the rhythms of mental wellness, devotional life, and personal discipleship intersect.
Disability Concerns has some resources available in Braille that we'll send anywhere for the cost of shipping.
In this issue people who are involved in disability advocacy describe how and why they engage in advocacy with people who have disabilities and the challenges they face.
En esta edición, aquellos que están involucrados en la defensa de la discapacidad muestra cómo y por qué se involucran abogando por personas con discapacidad y los desafíos que les toca enfrentar.
이번 호에서는 장애우 사역에 몸담은 분들이 장애우 사역에 헌신하게 된 이유와 당면한 어려움을 헤쳐 나가는 방법을 다룹니다.
Disability Concerns was formed within the Christian Reformed church out of a passion for justice and a deep desire for healthy relationships among people with and without disabilities.
Christians are not exempt from mental health challenges. The purpose of this series is to create a safe place where people will feel comfortable in sharing their story and be supported in their spiritual journey.
Syd, Thanks for these wise words. Marriages of pastor and spouse also face severe stress when the pastor experiences a mental health crisis. Unlike a physical illness, this form of illness often...
Welcome Miriam! I'm looking forward to your being part of a large team of disability advocates in the CRC and RCA (and far beyond our two denominations) doing this important work.
Hi Valerie, thanks so much for your question, and for the interest you and your congregation have in providing a wide welcome to people. I've heard of other churches also putting icons in their...
Thanks Robert. I know how challenging life can become for some caregivers. Communities of faith can show love in powerful ways to them through the simple (though not always easy) gifts of time and...posted on: Murder, Not Mercy Killing
Trudy, yes! I just love the line: "The pew is waiting for its favourite words it cherishes the most, the words it was made for." It reminds me of John Milton's lovely Sonnet 19 in which he...posted on: The Pew
Thanks Worship Ministries and Bryan for the good advice.
Bryan, what do you do to "be as interactive as possible"?posted on: Advice on Doing a Webinar?
This article from the Harvard Business Review (Dec. 27, 2017) makes the same case for the value of work force diversity: The Case for Improving Work for People with Disabilities Goes Way Beyond...
Thanks Ken. Yes, like Barb Newman likes to say, we're all like green and pink puzzle pieces. Every one of us has things we're good at and things we are not good at, and those things differ with...posted on: CRC Resources for Disability Week
Jenny, thanks for the question. We'll get the info to you privately. Markposted on: Breaking Barriers - Fall 2017
Ken, yes, we were fortunate, and I thank God for that. I pray that God will sustain you in the challenges you are facing. Markposted on: The Trials of Charlie Gard