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Welcoming and embracing people of all abilities with the love of Christ.

Church Training Resources

Welcoming and embracing people of all abilities with the love of Christ

Become a Church that Welcomes and Embraces People with Disabilities

People of all abilities need a church where they can fully belong.

Let us help you identify and remove barriers that impact people with disabilities. Develop a church culture that sees all people as indispensable parts of the Body of Christ, created in God’s image, and worthy of dignity and respect.

“In fact some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary” (I Corinthians 12:22, NLT).


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Starting a Special Needs Ministry

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New Online Course Available

A Guide to Welcoming and Embracing
People with Special Needs

Maranatha Family Retreat Online Course Background

This 4-week course will equip you and your church with practical tools for including people of all abilities into the life and ministry of your church and help people with disabilities find their place in the body of Christ.

  • START a Special Needs Ministry
  • RECRUIT Passionate Volunteers
  • ENGAGE Church Leadership
  • ADAPT Curriculum and Teaching Methods
  • MANAGE Challenging Behavior
  • MODEL Inclusive Ministry

Cost: $75 per person

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