What is a Roofbreaker?

What is a Roofbreaker?


Roofbreakers enable: 




for disabled people in churches and Christian activities.

Roofbreakers are individuals (or teams) in churches or ministries who listen to disabled people and work together with them to respond to the issues that arise, to enable full inclusion. Some Roofbreakers prefer to be known as a ‘disability champion’ or similar - that’s fine. 😊 

The term ‘Roofbreaker’ comes from this account in Luke 5 about the paralysed man coming to Jesus: 

“They went up on the roof and lowered the paralysed man on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus”

(Luke 5) 

"Only 5% 10% of the world’s disabled people are effectively reached with the Gospel" according to the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. So it is vitally important that our churches and ministries include everyone.

Roofbreakers and their churches are on a journey from Access to Belonging to Commission (Matthew 28:19) to equip disabled people so they can fully participate in the kingdom of God and use their gifts for God's glory.

To find out more, follow this link to our FAQs.  

We have over 650 Roofbreakers across the UK and are praying for more people to join us. 

Through the Roof will support Roofbreakers, as well as their churches and Christian ministries, with free disability awareness training and resources.

To join us as a Roofbreaker follow this link