Many of you will be familiar with Cara Milne of M-Powered Planning, workshop leader at the Life to the Full Conference and author of Building Community: Practical Ways to Build Inclusive Communities for People Who Are Vulnerable. On September 22nd, 2017 Cara will be facilitating a training specifically related to the context of church ministry, in connection with CRC/RCA Disability Concerns. This training will be held in Grand Rapids, MI, and you can find much more information along with registration info at this link.
Here is a brief overview from the Disability Concerns Network site:
Church, Belonging, and Community: People who use wheelchairs aren’t the only ones who benefit from curb cuts. So do parents with strollers, young children, bicyclists, and delivery workers. Curb cuts are one example of “universal design”—a way of designing buildings, environments, programs, and events to benefit as many people as possible. When churches utilize universal design principles in planning—whether for discipleship, worship, community engagement, leadership development, or facilities—they create ministries where everyone can belong and participate.
Training leader Cara Milne will give practical information and support so that faith communities can learn to implement a universal design for creating a generous community of welcome and supporting an atmosphere of belonging.