Thursday, September 2, 2010

Church Health/ Chronic Illness/ Disability Ministry Resource

Developing A Disability Ministry

Disability Ministry Tools

**Church Facility Accessibility Checklist
Education and Training
- At Joni and Friends, education and training are at the heart of our ministry.

Friendship Ministries - Friendship Ministries is a not-for-profit organization that exists to help churches and organizations around the world share God’s love with people who have cognitive impairments. We can provide you with: a model for ministry, help getting started, materials you can use to learn about God together, and the only Bible study available in Spanish for people with cognitive impairments.

Healing Well  - offers health resources, interactive tools, and community support to enable individual's with diseases, disorders and chronic conditions to take control of their illness and start the healing process. They feature health articles, medical news, video webcasts, community message boards and chat rooms, clinical healthcare resources, email, newsletters, books and reviews, and resource link directories on a wide range of diseases, disorders and chronic illness. Health content is contributed by reputable health organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, Mediwire, e-HealthSource, and Healthology, Inc.

**How Accessible is Your Church?

How To Start a HopeKeepers

Including People with Disability in Faith Communities

Rest Ministries - Chronic Illness/Pain Ministry and Resources

Joni and Friends

Special Needs Smart Pages -Advice, Answers, and Articles About Ministering to Children with Special Needs

 Using Disability MannersWelcoming People Affected by Disabilities into Church Introduction

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