Resources by 'Barbara J. Newman' 1 - 18 of 18
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Universal and Responsive Design for Missional Worship: A Vision of Inclusion
2019 Cultivating Vital Worship | Session
Audio | July 17, 2019
Worship and Faith Formation through the Life Cycle
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Seminar
Video | April 16, 2019
Pearls, Promises, and Potholes: A Traffic Report from the Intersections of Faith, Ministry, Theology, and Disability
A presentation and discussion with Rev. Bill Gaventa, hosted by Barbara J. Newman
Video | October 26, 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
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Your Church
With one in 68 individuals being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, it is likely that your worshiping community already includes someone with ASD. If you are a pastor, worship leader, musician, church school teacher, or church volunteer, discover specific ways to identify, interact with, and worship with persons with ASD.
Audio | February 15, 2017
Barbara J. Newman on Visual Hospitality in Worship: More than Large Print
The older you get, the more likely you are to experience visual loss. Disability and advocacy expert Barbara J. Newman describes sight-related worship changes that benefit the church as a whole.
Conversation | August 09, 2016
Universal Design for Worship: Symposium 2016 Plenary Address
‘Universal design’ is now standard for architecture: we don’t want to retrofit buildings to make them accessible, we want to build them that way from the start. What would it look like for this vision to be extended to the worship services we plan and lead?
Video | May 02, 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
Universal Design for Worship
Barbara Newman shares how the entire worshiping community benefits from worship services that are designed and led with the goal of including everyone.
Audio | July 13, 2015
Universal Design, Vertical Habits and Inclusive Worship
Universal design and Vertical Habits help create church worship that touches all our senses and is accessible to all worshipers.
Feature Story | July 01, 2015
Forgotten Ones: Worship and Pastoral Care
Many people have a vision for pastoral care that takes place in homes, hospitals, and institutions, often in times of crisis. But the prime place for pastoral care is in the community gathered for worship, when all who are able gather under the care of the Good Shepherd, and those who cannot attend are still remembered and named.
Audio | March 17, 2010
Building a Healthy and Interdependent Church Community
The session presented several practical tools for building a church community that welcomes and embraces diversity in membership. Highlighting examples from churches including members with disabilities, this session offered ideas that allow people to see one another through God's eyes.
Audio | January 01, 2009
Building a Healthy and Interdependent Church Community (Video)
A workshop presented by Barbara Newman and Erik Carter at the 2009 Symposium.
Video | January 01, 2009
Autism and Your Church
If your church is larger than 150 people, statistics say that you have members who fall on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger Syndrome.
Audio | January 01, 2009