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Resources for Congregations

A presentation by Dr. Erik Carter from Vanderbilt University, delivered at Wheaton College on March 14, 2018.

A presentation by Dr. Grant Macaskill, Kirby Laing Chair of New Testament Exegesis at the University of Aberdeen, delivered at Wheaton College. 

Welcoming People with Developmental Disabilities: A Guide for CongregationsThis guide was written to equip congregations with ideas and practical steps to strengthen the invitation, supports, and hospitality offered to people with disabilities and their families.


Ask yourself: what “special needs” does a person with Down syndrome really have? Check out this video to discover a new perspective.

See how Faith Church's Reflectors Ministry in Northwest Indiana is giving voice to all of its members. Use these brief videos as part of your own worship service.

Carried to the Table

Reading of Psalm 139

The Apostle's Creed

The Lord's Prayer

The "I Am" Confessions

A collection of video resources regarding how a church can support the disability community is available on the Joni & Friends website.

In March 2019, Dalton Thomas (Frontier Alliance International) addressed 20 leading scholars and practitioners at the groundbreaking Wheaton College Faith & Disability Symposium. A pioneer in frontier mission work, Dalton speaks directly to how following God’s call to embrace people with disability has unique power to open doors and provoke disciple-making movements. This 5-minute video reflects God’s heart to awaken His Bride to intentionally reach out to the margins of society and build authentic, transforming Kingdom-community.