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Disability


Jesus wants His church to have open doors, welcoming all people to worship. But for America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities, those doors can lead to barriers — barriers of architecture, communication and attitude. People with disabilities long to be connected to the Body of Christ. They have gifts and talents to share.

People with disabilities are less likely to be in worship and participate in the life of the congregation because of physical and attitudinal barriers, concerns about rejection or neglect, or the simple fact that people have not asked them to participate in worship, Bible study, fellowship and service.

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod provides many Disability Ministry resources that can help you welcome all people to worship — regardless of physical, mental or developmental ability.

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” — 1 Cor 12:27


  Resources for Ministry

The LCMS task force that addressed ministry to people with disabilities assembled a variety of resources that can be used to increase awareness in a congregational setting.

“One Body, Many Parts” — People with disabilities long to be connected to the Body of Christ. They have gifts and talents to share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Recent News and Articles

Disability – Reporter
Bethesda focuses on unmet needs during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Monday, May 10, 2021 3:13:57 PM

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Ministry with People With Disabilities’
Friday, July 17, 2020 11:54:30 AM

Bethesda seeking to partner with districts, congregations on new housing concept
Friday, February 28, 2020 12:01:36 PM

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