Ministries of Belonging enable, empower, and engage all people within the worshipping community, regardless of ability. This stems from a belief that God has created us as equally-valued people in His image.
Faith communities today face diverse challenges. We need everybody’s gifts in order to flourish – and this includes people with disabilities and their families. Connect with Karis Disability Services to learn more.
Despite all this, I am joyful. I’m going into the Christmas season knowing I may not have the energy to go sledding or light touring with my nephews; I may have to limit my rounds to people I care about. Yet, I know God is here with me. Christmas is about God incarnate, so despite what I may or may not get to do this year, I marvel that HE came for me.
It's tricky writing, talking, and even singing about healing in the Bible. Many stories focus on Jesus physically "curing" people's illnesses or disabilities. We know, though, that this is not most people's experience in 2023. Many Christians live with ongoing illnesses and disabilities. Does Brandon Lake actually describe biblical healing in his new song "Tear Off the Roof?" How can we reconcile the healing narratives of the gospels with most [...]
[...] in North America, we have an accomplishment-based approach to life instead of a contribution-based approach. Employment serves as validation of our accomplishments and worth as citizens but in reality, accomplishments are only a credit to the individual.
Contributions on the other hand, are for the common good.
In the Christian faith, Karis conveys God’s grace, the gift of God’s radically accessible goodness in Christ. Through charisma, it also expresses our conviction that everybody has value and unique God-given gifts.