Every church is as unique as its members. What works in one congregation might not be the best fit for another one. Size of a church matters, finding volunteers matters, philosophy of disability matters.
So how do you come up with the best solution that fits the unique needs of your church and the people you are trying to serve?
Let us help you!
Why Disability Ministry Consulting?
- People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world.
- In the US, about 20% o our population has a disability.
- Disability ministry can be overwhelming, messy, discouraging, crazy and scary. But it can also be rewarding, fun, life-changing and invigorating.
- However you are feeling, there is no denying that disability ministry is a must in churches today.
- Our passion is partnering with you to make your ministry, your church, and you, flourish.
We are available for a seminar, all day consulting, weekend consulting and more! We customize our time to work for you and your needs.
Starting with a face-to-face training or seminar, we will talk about the reality and need for disability ministry. Why is it important? Why does it matter? What does the Bible teach us about the disabled? Where do the disabled fit in the Kingdom of God?
Possible Seminars / Areas of Consultation:
Accessible Place: Assessment and/or training to make sure the church is physically and spiritually accessible to all. While no church will be perfect, there are ways in which space can be utilized to become more accessible, or space can be created to meet the needs of those with disabilities.
Recruiting and Keeping Volunteers: Ideas about how to help find and keep volunteers to make a disability ministry or outreach a success.
Sunday Morning Experience: Feedback, ideas, and assessment to enhance the Sunday morning experience for all people, including those with disabilities.
Disability Focus: Each church is uniquely gifted, and what works for one church might not work for another. What is the best focus for disability ministry for each particular church? What will it take to accomplish it? This is where we create a plan of action, goals, and steps to achieve those.
Small Group Model: Our model is a model of inclusion – of doing life together. We can talk about what that looks like for your church, and if a small group approach is the best fit for your congregation.
Sensory Rooms: Sensory Rooms are practical ways for churches to meet the needs of children with special needs attending their church, as well as a sign to the community that your church cares about families impacted by disability.
Our team is available for consultation, we can help you discern the needs of your church and help you find the best solution for your unique needs.
Are you wondering if there are ways you can make your church accessible to people of all abilities?
Would creating a sensory room cover a need and communicate to your local community that you are welcoming of children with special needs?
Our partners at Key Ministry are also available for consultation. Sometimes, there are individual children who require creative ways to help them cope with the stimulation that happens during a Sunday Service or Children’s Program. Key Ministry’s consultants are available to discuss those one-on-one situations and help you brainstorm ways to enhance your ministry offerings.
Your church can make a difference in the lives of families and adults impacted by disability!