Resources

Alt = cross and two persons, 1 in wheelchairResources for church buildings and programs

The Disability Ministries Committee has gathered resources to help your congregation grow in its disability awareness and  to be in ministry with people who have disabilities. If you have suggestions for additional United Methodist resources, please contact the DMC.

Visit Ministries for Disability Specific Resources (how to create closed caption videos; where to get bulletin inserts on Mental Health and Deaf Hard of Hearing Ministries; program ideas for older adults; or learn how to join the Association for ministers and  and lay leaders with disabilities). Visit Worship for Disability Sunday resources, scripture, songs, sermons, large print hymnals and more.

Accessibility | Annual Audit (pdf) 10 18 | Ramp Ministries | Technology

The Accessibility pages include: building and grounds suggestions and  assessment tools, along with digital media best practices that will help you minimize or eliminate barriers in your church.

Camps

Camping offers children, youth, and adults a chance to encounter God in the natural world, in the love shared in community, and in stories told around the campfire. Resource links at this site can help your camp and campers’ experiences be accessible and inclusive. The Disability Ministries Committee may provide training to camp staff through United Methodist Camp and Retreat Leaders Gatherings.

Christian Education | Children and Youth Inclusivity

The Christian Education pages include best practices and helpful suggestions to include children, teens and adults with physical, mental and intellectual disabilities in Sunday school and faith walk classes. You will find curriculum and success stories, which can help you get ideas for your ministries with people who have autism, down syndrome, and cognitive or intellectual disabilities. There are also presentations and a theology essay to use with adult forums.

Grants | DMC Grant Recipients | Grant Application Form

This page includes information about the Advance Grant Uses and other sources for funding The recipients page has success stories and creative ways people have approached fund raising for Disability Ministry activities. The grant application form can be printed, completed, and then submitted..

Ways to Welcome All | Etiquette and Communication

This page includes essays and news articles from the DMC, UM Communications and Discipleship Resources. The articles are about attitude and practical ways to welcome all.

Archive of News Releases and Newsletters

This page indexes our news releases and newsletters.