A Church That Cares

A Church That Cares


What Does Good Pastoral Care Look Like For Families Affected By Disability?

Most churches want to provide excellent pastoral care and become communities where disabled people and their families can belong and contribute, but many don’t quite know where to start.

‘A Church That Cares’ is full of concrete suggestions and examples to make the task seem less daunting.

Drawing on the author’s own experience, and that of other disabled people and their families, it looks at the unique challenges faced by disabled people, especially those who are themselves parents, and by mothers, fathers and siblings of disabled children, as well as the disabled children themselves, and what kind of pastoral care really makes a difference. It’s an approach that’s informed and underpinned by the foundational principle of love.

Topics covered include practical, emotional and spiritual support, both within meetings and for those who are unable to get to church gatherings.

“Ros’ honesty is really refreshing as she breaks down the barrier of questions
I’ve often felt too awkward to ask. This book has given me not only a better
understanding and increased empathy, but also practical ideas of steps I can
take to be more inclusive.” – Grace