Getting Started with Disability Ministries
The Disability Ministries committee believes all people, including those with disabilities, are created in God’s image and have sacred worth. We believe that it is vital to the body of Christ to celebrate the spiritual gifts of people with disabilities and incorporate them into the life of the church. Through advocacy, education, and empowerment, we strive to fully include people with disabilities in worship, missions, leadership and ministry – throughout the United Methodist Church. We invite individuals and local congregations to join us in this vital ministry– Rev. Eric Pridmore
To get started as this Disability Ministries resource website:
- Use the drop-down menu tabs at the top of this page (hover for sub-pages).
- Use the search feature to locate worship resources, seed grant funds, success stories, Sunday school ideas.
- Read our introductory Disability Ministries Brochure (pdf) to the variety of services and ministries that exist.
- Or visit Frequently Asked Questions on Disability Awareness Sunday or how to use DMC resources.
- Follow links to United Methodist-associated ministries for comprehensive Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Mental Health, Older Adults, the Association of Ministers with Disabilities General Commission on Religion and Race information, including video and audio media.
And look at this! Some people came in, carrying a paralyzed man in a chair. They wanted to bring him to Jesus, but they were not able to find a way in because of the crowd. So they went up onto the roof and let him and his chair down through it!
— Luke 5:18