LUKE14 IS A CBM AUSTRALIA INITIATIVE to help churches become places of welcome and belonging for people and families living with disability.
Almost 20% of Australians live with a disability. That's one in every five, and each one has a name, just like you. Husbands and wives, parents and children – people from all different backgrounds and cultures, looking for churches where both the challenges and blessings of disability are embraced, and where they can bring and be their whole selves.
Where are the people living with disability in your congregation?
Church communities are called to be places of welcome and inclusion for all. Unfortunately, people with a disability can still find themselves on the edges of church life, or excluded altogether.
Both visible and unintended barriers send a message of exclusion. As a result, many are missing out on a chance to be part of a grace-filled community. And when people aren’t able to participate, their gif ts and contributions go missing too.
Our churches are not complete without people with a disability. We need each other!
LET'S BEGIN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT DISABILITY INCLUSION
In a variety of ways, Luke14 can help you begin the conversation of disability inclusion in your church.
This is your journey - so you choose the starting point most relevant to you and your church community...
INVITE LUKE14 TO SPEAK AT YOUR CHURCH
Through creative presentations, the Luke14 team can take your church on the journey towards disability inclusion with topics including:
Embracing families on the disability journey
Tapestries: Exploring the bittersweet beauty that disability can bring to our lives
Invisible disabilities: unpacking mental illness
Why disability inclusion matters - to God, the church and those with a disability.
Invite Luke14 to speak
HOST A LUKE14 WORKSHOP AT YOUR CHURCH
Luke14 offers five interactive workshops. You can choose whether they are half-day or full-day events.
USE LUKE14 RESOURCES IN YOUR SMALL GROUP OR CHURCH SERVICES
We have a range of helpful tools to start conversation and awareness about disability inclusion issues in your local church.
Luke14 Resources e-Shop