Church inclusion around the world
During one of our mission trips to Mozambique, we learnt about a family with a severely disabled child. Shockingly, they had been told by others in their local community to sacrifice the child to appease God. Another family was criticised by neighbours for not killing their disabled child to bring ‘the suffering to an end’. Thankfully, the church had stepped in with love and compassion, sharing the Gospel, and counselling these families to care for, and value, their children. But such tragic misunderstandings continue to happen throughout the world.
Our international church inclusion project equips the church with a Christian perspective on disability, helping them to be fully inclusive so everyone is valued. We rely on donations and volunteers to run please consider donating to support this work by following this link.
We want to stand side-by-side with local churches and groups to journey together and resource each one to enable disabled people to be involved in church life and grow closer to Jesus.
The church is God’s vehicle for changing lives, and it needs to be equipped, empowered and resourced to include disabled people fully in all aspects throughout the world. The Bible says that each one of us has a part to play within the Body of the church. The need is seen more than ever in developing countries, where disabled people are often seen as cursed and kept out of churches and community events due to misunderstandings about God creating and valuing disabled people.
Our international church inclusion project is all about valuing disabled people and encouraging churches to recognise that where disabled people are fully involved, not just as members of the congregation, but actively using their gifts and skills in church life, everyone is blessed as a result.
We do this in developing countries by providing training and support for local partners specific to their cultural context in churches, church groups, schools or other settings. We aim to help educate, empower and equip to serve the people and give them a new outlook on disabled people’s potential.
If this vision excites you, then you can be a part of it! We are looking for anyone who is mission minded to be part of this work.