"Hello. My name is Greg Cloud. I’m 29 years old. I have red hair, blue eyes and I am right-handed. I also have an extra chromosome. I was born with all of these. Like you I was beautifully made by my God."
At the Life to the Full conference we will hear from insightful speakers and have the opportunity to talk about the themes of Ability, Belonging and Community. I will be facilitating a panel there as one of the workshops. I would love to meet you, and hope that you won't miss this unique and valuable opportunity!
As an occupational therapist that works in a variety of different faith contexts, a great day for me is when I get to answer the question, “How can I start including people with disabilities better?”
"Just come, just get here." Sometimes, the best first step is invitation. Who knows how many people don't attend on any given Sunday simply because no one has asked them? The video below, from Harvest Bible Chapel in Oakville, Ontario, is an excellent example of an invitation for families with children with special needs. It also goes [...]
Attending Harvest Bible Chapel in Niagara, Ontario, Brett and Breha have experienced a transformative journey which led to their adoption of William, a child with exceptional needs. Learn more about their spiritual growth as part of Harvest Niagara from 0:00 to 3:45, or jump to the story of William's adoption at 3:46. Many of us, [...]
CLC Network is a faith-based, non-profit that promotes the development of people with a variety of abilities and disabilities to live as active, integrated members of their communities. We partner with families and organizations to understand more fully the individuals we serve and to build support systems that enable their inclusion in all aspects of [...]
Looking for a resource to help church leaders and members welcome and engage people disabilities in the life of the church? : Faith Alive has recently released the second edition of Inclusion Handbook: Everybody Belongs, Everybody Serves. Description: Knowing the particular disability a person lives with will help churches better to understand and help that person, but people [...]
Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis MN has a professional and inspiring video to encourage people to get involved in their disability ministry. You can learn more about their ministry here and if you can't access the video below you can watch it on YouTube here. Do you have promotional tools to raise awareness of [...]
Faith Today March/April 2013 (click here for the online issue) features three articles highlighting the topic of disability. I am excited that there has been a significant increase in theological research and writing, autobiographies, conferences, blogs and conversations in the Church on "What ought we do?" We must be diligent that this is is not [...]
"The Abilities Ministries is a disability rights Christian Ministry that is leading the way in connecting the disabled and Christian Community together in order to mutually respect the rights and choices of people with disabilities to equally participate within the church. The Abilities Ministries is supporting churches in becoming strategic and proactive in reaching out [...]