Families in the church who are personally acquainted with disability typically know other families touched by disability whose lives have not been changed by the gospel. These families in the church also have established relationships with others in the community in disability-related fields, such as medical professionals, therapists, school personnel, legal advocates, service providers, and more. Families are bridges into the world of disability for congregational outreach in the community.
Disability is at the forefront of many current issues in American society, including bioethics, discrimination, abortion, and healthcare. Disability ministry provides avenues for the Church to speak into and impact our culture.
Disability is one of the greatest problems in our world, especially in third-world and developing nations. Disability provides avenues of international mercy missions for the Church to impact the world for Christ. Engaging Disability assists North American churches and missionaries by providing resources, training and on-the-ground help for disability ministry in cross-cultural settings in the U.S. and abroad. We also serve missionary families affected by disability.
Our goal is to equip churches and the PCA for outreach to families touched by disability in their communities and around the world and to influence U.S. society and culture in disability-related concerns.
We are working to expand the missions and outreach arm of this ministry to include:
- PCA missionaries with children who have special needs
- Cross-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-language churches and church plants in the U.S.
- PCA church planters and overseas missionaries who are doing disability ministry
- North American churches which send short-term missionaries and teams to do disability ministry in other states and nations
We want to hear from you, learn from you, and encourage you in any way that we can. Please contact our missions and outreach specialist, Julie Fortna, for more information or to let us know how we can help!