In this encounter, Topher Endress shares examples of experiences with different levels of intentionality and inclusivity of people with disabilities in churches.
Watch this video to hear Topher's examples of churches that have failed to be inclusive of the people with disabilities in their congregation.
Watch this video to hear Topher's examples of churches that have intentionally created an inclusive environment for people with disabilities within their congregations and communities.
You can use these questions for individual reflection or for a group discussion about Topher Endress' videos on inclusivity in the church.
Take what you learned from Topher Endress' video interviews and spend more time reflecting on the ideas he presents. Use these questions for your own reflection or bring them to a group conversation. Learn, Reflect, Grow.
This action focuses on respectful disability language as a first step in cultivating spaces within our communities for people with disabilities and for those who may otherwise feel excluded.
Communication is key to welcoming all people into a church community. Therefore, learning about respectful disability language can be a first step in creating an environment that is inclusive for people with disabilities. The suggestions below are a good starting place, but continue to learn by listening to people with disabilities about the language they prefer.
Learn more about respectful disability language here.