Christian Disabilities Ministries
World Council of Churches (WCC)
The Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) is a decentralized ministry which supports the work of individuals, churches and church organizations concerned with issues affecting disabled people globally.
L’Arche establishes communities and community living settings around the world which build relationships between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Originally from a Roman Catholic tradition, faith and spirituality are essential elements in these communities. See also the related Faith and Light International.
Friendship Ministries is an international, inter-denominational ministry to help equip churches to include people with intellectual disabilities in the life of the church. They publish an extensive collection of printed resources.
Joni and Friends International Disability Center
Joni and Friends sponsors an extensive set of programs to advance their mission “to communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring Churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities.”
Formerly the Christian Learning Center, CLC Network provides education and support services to faith-based and public charter schools, home educators, and churches nationwide to ensure that those who have disabilities, unique learning challenges, or exceptional academic gifts become vital participants who are challenged to their fullest capabilities.
Lift Disability Network is designed to “Elevate Life in the Disability Family.” Its programs include resources for families through the Lift Family Network, the Lift Leadership Network which carries on the legacy of CCPD (The Christian Council on Persons with Disabilities) and connects leaders, ministries, and agencies that work in the disability community, and the Lift Learning Institute which teaches emerging concepts in disability.
The Center for the Study of Religion and Disability
Dr. Jeff McNair, Professor of Special Education at California Baptist University has created this site which features his extensive list of articles. The Center is designed to be a resouce to persons working with individuals with disabilities within Christian environments.
Walk Right In Ministries
Walk Right In Ministries is a Ministry Affiliate of Joni and Friends International which equips people to connect and grow in Christ-centered communities while discovering adventure in life’s challenges.
Rejoicing Spirits is an innovative ministry that works to enrich the faith lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends by providing resources, support and coaching to help congregations include people with disabilities as active and valued members.