E: 44 Engaging Disability with the Gospel

Engaging Disability with the Gospel:

Is your church inviting to all people and all families? Making the church a safe and welcoming place for all people is an important part of engaging people with the Gospel. Today, Ashley Belknap joins Karen Hodge to introduce us to Engaging Disability With The Gospel, the denominational disability ministry for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

Discussion Questions

  • How does your church accommodate those with disabilities?
  • We all want relationships that are mutually encouraging. How have you been encouraged or inspired by someone with a disability?
  • What does Ashley say is the first step of forming a plan to engaging disability?
  • Ashley talks about the importance of taking a step towards others in the context of relationship. Do you have someone in your community that might have differences that affect their ability to have community? How can you move toward that person?

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About the Speaker:

Ashley Belknap

Ashley Belknap serves as the Director of Engaging Disability with the Gospel (the Special Needs Ministry of the PCA). A gifted communicator with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary, Ashley has the ability to tackle challenging issues with creative and practical ministry applications. She served for four years as Director of Women’s Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson MS, where she led a wide variety of ministry initiatives. As the mother of a son with autism, Ashley has a personal passion to see families touched by disability reached with the good news of the gospel. Ashley and her husband, John, have three children and reside in Brandon, MS.

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