One of the awesome things about working at ChurchWest Insurance Services is that every year we get to see how thousands of churches in the West are reaching and serving their communities. Below you can find some of the organizations we find most inspiring, people that inspire us every day. If there is an insurance or risk management tidbit that we can share too, we’ll throw it in.
We’re really excited about the Joni and Friends International Disability Center. Joni Eareckson Tada and her friends are doing great work with those affected by disability. Joni and friends train, disciple, and mentor people with disability to help them use their leadership and abilities to serve their churches and communities. Joni has been working for over 30 years to advance disability ministry and provide global outreach to those in the disability community. Check out their Upcoming Events page to see what they’ve got planned and learn about how you and your ministry can help.
Have you heard about ICANLA? This is a ministry that has been serving individuals with disabilities and their families for over 35 years. They do this through faith based social and recreational activities as well as pairing these individuals with businesses that want to give these special people a place to work. Take a few minutes to check out their media page to get to know this amazing group. A church with a special needs ministry must take care to serve the unique needs of this growing part of our community and we’ve found some great resources for you here and here.
Learn more about Joni and Friends International Disability Center and ICANLA using the resources, below.
Popular Special Needs Resources
- Joni and Friends – Education and Training
- Joni and Friends – Area Ministries
- Joni’s Story
- Christianity With Its Sleeves Rolled Up
- Tips for a Disability Friendly Program
- Created in the Image of God
- Disability: When It First Touches Your Family
- Beatitudes for Friends of People with Disabilities
- Helpful Tips for Pastors