We are a RECONCILING IN CHRIST Synod
Welcome all people warmly and without hesitation. We are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for you here.
Use language that honors and respects the individual person, language that always puts the person first – “person with a disability.”
Get to know people as people – not as labels, problems or diagnoses. Find out about a person’s interests and gifts.
Ask if a person needs help before offering assistance.
Encourage all people to grow in their faith and their spiritual practices, and to use their gifts for the good of the church.
ELCA Disability Ministries Resource Page
ELCA Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Ministries
ELCA Mental Illness Ministries
ELCA Deaf Ministries
ELCA Blindness and Visual Impairment Ministries
LSA Disability Network
People Living with Disabilities ELCA Social Message
Mental Illness and the Body of Christ ELCA Social Message and Study Guide
Suicide ELCA Social Message
Evangelical Lutheran Deaf Association
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Pathways to Promises: Connecting Faith, Mental Health, and Culture
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Building Inclusive Ministries
The Church and ADA
Mental Health Ministries Resources
Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Invisible Congregant: Ways Churches can Support People with Mental Health Issues
Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19
Living Lutheran: Mercy & Addiction (2018) Article & Study Guide
Celebrate Recovery: A Christ-Centered Twelve-Step Recovery Program
Find 12-Step Meetings Near You
Don’t Dis My Ability – Single Lesson
Justice Task Force Forum: Disability Awareness Month
“How Religious Organizations Can Be More Accessible to People Who Are Deaf” guide, published by Baylor University