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Warren Kinghorn on Mental Illness and Our Deepest Identity
We hear a lot about using person-first language. Yet it is still common to label people with their mental health diagnosis. Christians and churches can offer another way to describe our common human identity.
Conversation | February 06, 2018
Worship and Mental Health
What we say or fail to say about mental health concerns in worship settings can be profoundly formative for how Christian communities respond to these challenges.
Article | January 04, 2018
Congregations and Persons with Dementia: A Story and Ideas to Try
TOGETHER is a new Bible study curriculum designed to include, appeal to, and challenge adults of varying abilities. The new curriculum is building community in ways that enrich worship in congregations and congregation members with dementia.
Article | December 08, 2017
Barbara J. Newman on Adult Inclusive Small Group Bible Studies
TOGETHER is a new Bible study curriculum designed to include, appeal to, and challenge adults of varying abilities. It aims to build community in ways that may enrich congregational worship.
Conversation | September 29, 2017
Ten Ways to be More Inclusive and Welcoming in Worship and Church Life
Here are helpful suggestions for congregations who strive to include people across the full spectrum of abilities in their small group settings and beyond.
Article | August 03, 2017
Universal Design, Responsive Design: Keys for Welcoming Persons with Varied Abilities
Worshipers and congregation members certainly do not come in a “one size fits all” wrapping! As you gather for worship you will notice an array of gifts, but you may also see the areas of struggle each one brings to the community.
Audio | February 20, 2017
“Diseño universal” para el culto
"Diseño universal" o “accesibilidad universal” es el estándar para la arquitectura actual: no queremos modernizar edificios para hacerlos accesibles; queremos construirlos de esa manera desde el principio. ¿Qué sucedería si esta visión se extendiera a los cultos que planificamos y dirigimos, y a todos los ministerios de la iglesia?
Article | November 16, 2016
Challenge and Courage
Ken Medema shares a story through his improvised song.
Audio | September 30, 2016
Worship as One: Disability in Community
A video giving testimony to a gospel-based vision of corporate worship that includes all people
Video | September 29, 2016
Betsy Steele Halstead on Hospitable Projection in Worship
Maybe you are in charge of visuals at your church and you knock yourself out looking for cool images. But you would be better off thinking about how your chosen images assure worshipers that God welcomes them.
Conversation | April 15, 2016
April is Autism Awareness Month: Delighting in the Patterns of Worship
Many people with autism spectrum disorder find joy, security, and comfort in familiar patterns. We can also take great delight in the perfect match that exists within many of our corporate worship patterns. Take an individual who delights in patterns, structure, and “sameness,” and you have a recipe for a joyful worshiper.
Article | April 01, 2016
How Loud Is Too Loud?
Volume in worship can be a touchy subject, one full of tensions. However, by looking at it through the lens of universal design and applying this principle to volume, we can see the many tensions in play and work together to glorify the Lord and lead God's people in song.
Article | March 21, 2016
Share Your Stories of Inclusion
How does your church include persons with disabilities in corporate worship? The CLC Network and Calvin Institute of Christian Worship invite you to submit your story of including persons with disabilities in a corporate worship setting, so that we may learn together.
Article | November 20, 2015