Values and benefits of joining the map

Values and benefits of joining the map


The statement of values for churches/ministries included on the map:

  • We believe that we are all made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27) and are equally valuable.
  • Our church/ministry is committed to disability inclusion – including hidden disabilities. We all have unique gifts and talents to bring and this includes disabled people.
  • 1 in 5 people in the UK are disabled. We believe that our church/ministry should reflect this. Without the involvement of disabled people, our church/ministry is incomplete.
  • We have an allocated person (Roofbreaker) or team, for anyone to speak with about any concerns relating to disability.
  • We realise we won’t always get everything right. We are continually learning and genuinely want to hear from people about what would help for full inclusion.

The aims of the map:

  • To show a map of the churches/ministries across the UK that are positive about disability inclusion and have a disability champion (Roofbreaker) or team.
  • For churches/ministries to be able to give a positive message to disabled people in their local community - that they are committed to disability inclusion and want to fully welcome disabled people.
  • To celebrate working together as part of a bigger picture to reach and include disabled people, and to encourage other churches/ministries to join us.

We want to support you by…

  • Providing a FREE 2 hour Disability Awareness workshop (delivered on zoom at present) for churches/ministries who show that they are ‘Positive About Disability Inclusion’ by having a Roofbreaker.
  • Offering access to our free downloadable ‘Church Toolkit’ covering the various areas of church life and providing unique guidance to equip your church/ministry to welcome and include disabled people.
  • Allowing free download of our ‘Removing Barriers’ church access audit - enabling you to think through your whole church/ministry’s approach to disability inclusion. 
  • Helping you to discover the benefits of having a ‘Roofbreaker’ in your church/ministry. Your Roofbreaker (or Roofbreaker team) will receive ongoing support from Through the Roof through monthly emails, events, area Roofbreaker Networks and a Roofbreakers’ Facebook group.
  • Giving ongoing support to answer any questions regarding disabled access and discuss any concerns, as well as sharing encouragement and prayer points. Specialist training is also available from Through the Roof to cover particular issues e.g. including autistic people in church life.

Sign up at this link for your church or ministry to be included on the map.