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Theology

  • Theology of Disability Ministry
    August 2016

  • "The Disabled" a video that goes far beyond its subtitle of reaching this group to talk about inclusion in church life — including ministry.

  • Disability Concerns Workshop
    Jennifer Yound, September 2009
  • This video from the Desert Southwest Conference explains the role of a disability committee and provides a summary of the role of the Disability Concerns Workshop in that process:

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Models of Ministry


  • Faith Development and Confirmation Curriculum for Teens and Adults wth Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (revised December 2016)

  • Disability Awareness Sunday Resources (February 2016)

  • Disability Ministries in Local Congregations
    • Annual Conference Disability Committees
    • Colorado
      • Accessibility Features with photos, Aravada UMC
      • Disability Advocacy Ministry at University Park UMC, Denver external link
    • Florida
      • Encircle Life at Community Life UMC, Gulf Breeze FL (with St. Paul's and Encompass UMC)
      • Special Connections at St. James UMC, Tampa external link
    • Illinois
      • Health Loan Closet at First UMC, Park Ridge external link
    • Indiana
      • Special Needs at Speedway UMC external link
    • Kansas
      • Matthew's Ministry at Church of the Resurrection, Leawood (Kansas City) external link
      • Church of the Resurrection Special Needs Ministry resources
    • North Carolina
      • UMAR (Western North Carolina Conference group home ministry) external link
    • Ohio
      • Medical Equipment Lending Library, Fredericktown UMC external link
      • Messiah Able Spirits Together, Church of the Messiah, Westerville external link
    • Texas
      • Jesters at Highland Park UMC, Dallas external link
      • Highland Park UMC “The Feast” service
      • Special Needs & Disability Ministry, Chapelwood UMC, Houston external link
      • Special Needs at Custer Road UMC, Plano external link
      • Tough Ministries, Woodlands UMC (Houston) external link
      • u|ability at University UMC, San Antonio external link

  • UMTV: Blind photographer's vision external link

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