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The goal of the Disability Concerns Task Force is to encourage awareness and acceptance of individuals and families living with disabilities and to encourage congregations to value the gifts of persons with disabilities. All Christians are members of the Body of Christ and deserve access to the worship, opportunities, and fellowship of the church. When barriers of any kind exist and make it impossible for persons with disabilities to participate fully in the life of the church, we are not being faithful to our calling or to our mission of the church.
It is not enough to enable persons with disabilities to enter the buildings. The Body of Christ is not whole when we are not able to embrace the gifts of all members. Like all Christians, persons with disabilities have been given gifts to use in the service of God. In addition, persons with disabilities may have gifts of patience, creativity, and perseverance they have learned through their living with disabilities. The Disability Concerns Task Force will assist Presbytery and congregations in recognizing and using the gifts of persons of disabilities and make available Disability Concerns Community Resources.
Below are resources available to help you and your congregation.
If your congregation is looking for someone to talk about diability concerns, the Task Force has several persons who are ready and willing to talk to your congregation. Download the list of resouce persons.
A resource list of advocacy organizations, services and supplier information in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Download the community resources list.
Stories and Articles on Inclusion
These are the stories of people and congregations as they work to make their faith communities places where all God’s children, including persons with disabilities, are welcome.