Last week I read a post that has had me really reflecting on my relationship with the Church. A fellow blogger, Ellen Stumbo made a call out to her readers for help with a project in her post, What Do People Impacted By Disabilities Have To Say About The Church?
When I first read the post I thought of all the great things that have happened with being involved with a church. We have made some great friends but the more I thought about it I can see why the disabled community can be disconnected from the church. Some of my personal biggest lies from Satin came from my relationship with the church as a child. It took years to break these strong holds.
One of my popular post in 2014 was When Learning Styles Affects Relationships With God. It was popular because other people could relate to struggling with Gods’ word. The truth is learning styles affect how a person takes in a sermon, a retreat, a small group or a bible study. If you do one style of teaching all the time you miss a huge group of people.
A physical set up of a church is huge for people with mobility issues. If your church is only set up for adults with mobility issues and not children once again a group of the congregation is being missed. Sadly, this was the reason why we recently changed churches.
I believe that every Church should have a Disability Ministry just like they have Music, Children’s, Ladies and Men’s Ministries. Now I am going to leave you with a thought provoking video.