The Scriptures tell us with great clarity that all human beings have been made by God, in the image of God, and for a relationship with God. But the reality of life in our post-fall world has left everything broken, including all human beings. This brokenness touches us all deeply, but in a variety of different ways. This includes the many types of physical and cognitive disabilities in our world. This means that our churches and youth groups must be places sensitive to the unique needs of those among us who are disabled. How can we best minister to the disabled, from birth through old age? How can we create welcoming, safe spaces that foster spiritual growth and development among the disabled? Stay with us as we learn about ministry to and with the disabled as we converse with Ashley Belknap, from a ministry called Engaging Disability With the Gospel, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.
Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Engaging Disability With The Gospel
Engaging Disability With The Gospel Facebook Page
Email Engaging Disability With The Gospel
Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability by Stephanie O. Hubach
Joni and Friends
Upcoming Training events available from Engaging Disability With The Gospel:
Youth Ministry: Enfolding and Discipling Teens with Disabilities – February 28, 2019
Noon/Morning Session: https://engagingdisability.org/event/youth-ministry-enfolding-discipling-teens-disabilities-noon-morning-session/
Evening Session: https://engagingdisability.org/event/youth-ministry-enfolding-discipling-teens-disabilities-evening-session/
The entire training schedule can be found here.
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