Everybody Belongs.
Everybody Serves.

Disability Concerns helps churches intentionally seek
• To end the isolation and disconnectedness of persons with disabilities and their families;
• To nurture the spiritual lives of people with disabilities so that they become professing and active members of their churches; and
• To encourage the gifts of people with disabilities so that they can serve God fully in their churches. (more about Disability Concerns)

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  • Turning Care Upside Down – Strategies for Cultivating Deep Welcome will be the theme for our Spring conference at the Perkins Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, on Saturday, May 3. Emmanuel College professor, author, and jazz pianist Tom Reynolds will keynote. Disability Concerns Canada has planned this conference for church leadership, disability advocates, people affected by disabilities, and everybody who wants to support folks with disabilities and their families. Workshops will provide practical ideas for ministry with people who have long-term needs. Cost of $25 includes lunch. For more information and to register visit www.disabilityconference.org. Your church can use these powerpoint slides to announce the conference. 
  • IN Conference: Emily Colson, author of Dancing With Max, and recording artist Ken Medema will headline this weekend of events that focus on inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families in faith communities. Parents/caregivers, church/ministry leaders as well as anyone who is interested and wants to better understand inclusion and disabilities will benefit by participating on April 25 and 26 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Inclusion Handbook: Everybody Belongs Everybody Serves. The second edition (June 2013) of our popular handbook includes new aricles by disability advocates from several Christian traditions. The handbook gives disability advocates (formal and informal) tools tools to welcome and engage people with disabilities in church life. Order from Faith Alive Christian Resources.