“Our culture tends to not value people with disabilities as whole persons,” says Bishop Peggy Johnson. “But the goal for any religious group is to help people see with new eyes that people with disabilities are truly valuable and have skills and abilities that enhance the faith community.”
Through advocacy, education and empowerment, the Disability Ministries Committee is leading The United Methodist Church in creating a culture where people with disabilities are fully included in all aspects of worship, leadership and ministry.
United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities
Leadership academy planned in August
WASHINGTON — The United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities plans to hold the Disability Leadership Academy: Taking Our Place at the Table on Aug. 1-3 at Gallaudet University. This conference is designed to bring United Methodists with disabilities together for training, conversation and strategic thinking.
Accessibility Audit Documents
- Annual Accessibility Audit – An accessibiilty audit is a list of items that your congregation can use to evaluate its accesibility. Conducting such an audit does not guarantee compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, building codes, or other legal requirements, but one can be used to get a program underway and alert you to potential problems.