ABOUT THE NETWORK
“…[Y]ou are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” (Eph. 2:19, NAS)
Communion: To dwell together in oneness. Church, as that communion which is the Body of Christ, is to be where welcome, access, and accommodation are central features of life together. It is the Body through which all members “have the same care for one another” (1 Cor. 12:25), where barriers and “dividing walls” are destroyed (Eph. 2:14-15), and where everybody’s gifts are received with thanksgiving (Rom. 12:4-5; 1 Cor. 12). What would this type of communion look like in our churches – a deep communion that draws on the contributions of everyone in our communities, including people with disabilities and their families?
MOTIVATED. ENCOURAGED. EQUIPPED.
Whether you are a person with a disability, a family member, a student or a scholar, a church leader, or simply interested in the intersection of disability and faith, we hope that you will join us in 2020 as we seek a deeper communion with families of all abilities. An engaging lineup of speakers, practitioners, and authors will guide our conversation theologically. Workshops led by key ministry leaders and notable organizations will equip us with practical resources to be leaders in models of accessible ministry and education. Students and academics will have the opportunity to share their work and research in a constructive and encouraging environment.
- To inspire theological reflection and reimagine communities with people with disabilities
- To meet passionate and innovative ministry leaders and foster partnerships and relationships
- To offer emerging scholars the opportunity to present and discuss their research