Disability Awareness Sunday Resources Page

Become a place of belonging for everyone. Help people discover their gifts and use them in ministry. These are the goals of Disability Awareness Sunday. By observing Disability Awareness Sunday in your congregation, you take another step toward becoming a place where everybody belongs and everybody serves. We encourage churches to celebrate Disability Awareness Sunday on the second Sunday in…

Policies Page

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8 themes in faith and disability Page

…has a ramp and accessible print materials—just two examples—so that everyone can participate. Utilizes responsive design, engaging with each person (with or without a disability) as an individual. Why have a disability advocate? Disabilities often keep people from participating fully in the church—sometimes a disability keeps someone from participating at all. A disability advocate helps your congregation welcome and include…

Accessibility and Disability Concerns Page

…to people with disabilities. We’re excited to work towards creating churches where everybody belongs and everybody serves. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Pastor Johannes Schouten at jschouten@nacchurch.org. View promotional flyer Everybody Belongs, Serving Together Inclusion Handbook Disability Awareness Sunday Resources Church Accessibility Audit Church Disability Policy Template Find a full list of helpful disability resources on the Network…

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Disability Advocate Makes Leadership Accessible Blog Post

…closer to the Twin Cities than to other RCA churches in Wisconsin.) She and Angie Kimmel, another regional disability advocate and a member of Peace Reformed Church in Eagan, Minnesota, advise the classis on steps to better welcome and empower people with disabilities. They also consult with RCA congregations in conjunction with Disability Concerns, a joint ministry of the RCA…

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Churches Commemorate 30 Years of Disability Work Blog Post

…become a community of faith where everybody belongs and everybody serves by: 1) appointing a church disability advocate, 2) adopting a church disability policy, 3) conducting an accessibility audit, and 4) identifying several leaders to represent your church in the CRC-RCA Disability Concerns Leadership Training, hosted virtually on August 5–6. Eddy Alemán General Secretary, RCA Colin Watson Executive Director, CRCNA…

Beyond Accessibility: Involving Young Adults So That Everybody Belongs, Everybody Serves Blog Post

…engage in. These conversations intersect with conversations we must have about disability inclusion. Within the Christian Reformed Church, both Disability Concerns and Faith Formation Ministries value the faith formation of people of all ages and abilities. Disability Concerns encourages congregations to intentionally remove barriers that keep people from being able to participate. Faith Formation provides tools and coaching to congregations…

Disability Concerns Releases Expanded Inclusion Resource Book Blog Post

CRCNA and RCA Disability Concerns have a new offering for churches who want to be more hospitable toward people with disabilities and foster more inclusive ministry. Everybody Belongs, Serving Together is a handbook with insights, tips, and testimonies—stories from people with lived experience of disabilities—designed to help churches embrace people with disabilities as partners in ministry. The book is intended…

Long-Term Disability Insurance Page

Long-Term Disability Insurance LTD Insurance is short for Long-Term Disability Insurance. In the event that you become ill or injured and can no longer work for at least 180 days, LTD insurance will replace ⅔ of your income up to $5000 a month. When you face a serious illness or injury it can feel like everything else in the world…

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Disability Outreach Program Becomes Church Blog Post

Friends to Friends Community Church makes a point to have as few barriers to worship as possible.  Joanne Van Sant didn’t set out to be the pastor of a church. She spent three decades in the nonprofit world, where she gained experience with disability issues after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990, before attending seminary. After graduating…