There are three main models of disability which characterise varying attitudes - Medical, Charity, and Social and Rights-Based.
Practical ways to welcome and include people with disabilities and their families in your Christian community or church.
A vital part of building disability-inclusive churches and Christian communities is identifying and removing barriers.
An impairment is a long-term condition affecting a person’s physical, sensory, psychosocial or intellectual functioning.
Disability is the interaction between impairments and barriers that impedes a person’s full participation in society on an equal basis.
Lindsey Gale explains the two models of disability and calls for the removal of barriers discriminating against people with disabilities.
Pastoral care to people with intellectual disabilities requires a unique approach but is necessary for disability-inclusive churches.
A disability-inclusive church building means designing and building spaces that can be used by people with physical disabilities.
Read about why church programs should be inclusive of people with disabilities and learn how to make programs more accessible.
Attitudes matter when it comes to disability inclusion. Regulations only go so far, making a meaningful difference needs a change of heart.
A short video that explores what a disability-inclusive Christian community looks like using examples drawn from real life.
A short video on rethinking our values and how we apply them to people with disabilities through the lens of Jesus's teachings.
A short video on understanding disability and why your church should be an inclusive and welcoming space for people with disabilities.
A short video introduction to Luke14 - a CBM Australia initiative guiding churches to disability inclusion and beyond, creating spaces and communities built for belonging.
Practical information and advice on how to make your church more accessible for people with sensory impairments.
Practical information and advice on how to make your church more accessible for people with physical impairments.
Louise Gosbell argues that the combined parables of Luke14 emphasise the important place occupied by people with disabilities within the Jesus movement.
Practical information and advice on how to make your church more accessible for people with intellectual impairments.
Practical information and advice on how to make your church more accessible for people with psychosocial impairments.
Is your church disability-friendly? If you’re not sure, read on for our brief breakdown of accessibility in churches.