Getting to know a student with a disability in the church Christian Education context is crucial to the person’s discipleship and growth in Christ. In addition to spending time with […]
About Ashley Belknap
Ashley is the Executive Director of Engaging Disability. She consults and trains numerous churches and presbyteries in disability ministry. She also ministers to families, like her own, who are touched by disability. She has published many articles and videos and is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the US.
Entries by Ashley Belknap
Families impacted by autism often want the same things in church that your family wants—a place to belong and grow in Christ with friends who love them. Successfully enfolding these families is accomplished by creating an […]
Children’s ministry is often the first place we encounter families navigating life with autism. In the nursery you may find babies who cannot be soothed. With toddlers, you may notice […]
In today’s digital age, your church’s website provides a front-door view into the heart of the congregation. Twenty years ago, families impacted by disability would have driven by your church […]
Every person—living with and without disability—is created to worship the God who made us. Being with God’s people on Sunday is the ultimate expression of our purpose. But ordinary aspects […]
There are many simple, ordinary ways to educate your congregation in disability ministry. We typically think of training and education as a formal process with a teacher. But greater understanding […]
Each church has its own worship characteristics. For example: Music may be led by a choir, a praise team, or both. Instruments may (or may not) include an organ, piano, […]
Families living with many types of disability may benefit from a space to take a break when worship or sensory demands become too much. Break rooms are for temporary respite […]
With a little preparation, your special-needs children can be active participants in Vacation Bible School! Here are a few tips to get you started: Begin small. If you have never […]
Many of us take for granted being able to clearly hear the sermon during worship. There are likely to be individuals in your congregation who have mild to severe hearing […]
Who We Are
Engaging Disability With The Gospel is the denominational disability ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). We are a ministry of Mission to North America (MNA) of the PCA. We own and operate Simply the Gospel, specializing in the creation, publishing, and online sales of Bible resources that are adapted to support the discipleship of unique learners. Our mission is to coach churches to disciple and enfold kids, teens, and adults with disabilities.