Articles on disiability and the church
IS YOUR CHURCH ENGAGING FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?
By DeAnna GibsonFull Article
Sitting in a hallway of our church one typical Sunday morning, holding my child in my lap as he curled into the tightest 5-year-old ball he could make, I pleaded with him to return to class and try again. Something about the morning had set him off, and no one was sure why.
Disability inclusion: Why it’s about more than a ramp
I’m a disabled woman in itinerant ministry.Full Article
I’m told that I should find any one of those hard, but having the three is just plain greedy. I can honestly say I find the disability part is hardest.
What are the stats on
disability and church?
Last week I opened a three-part series of posts on statistics and ministry by sharing general figures about the prevalence of disability and mental illness in the US. I challenged you to consider how your church can better represent those numbers, that all people may hear and know the truth of the gospel. Today I want us to zoom in a little closer, looking specifically at research pertaining to people with disabilities in the church.Full Article