Welcoming All Abilities


7 Resources
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Church Hospitality Audit
The Hospitality Audit is a free web resource designed by Chris Walker, Presbyterian pastor and church evangelism coach, which helps congregations take a serious look at the many aspects of how a visitor or outsider might experience a congregation.
The ADA Companion Guide: Understanding Accessibility Guidelines and Architectural Barriers
This resource specializes in understanding the American with Disabilities and Architectural Barriers acts, revealing how congregations can apply guidelines.
Welcoming the Elderly
This 5 minute video lists facility improvements that can enhance an older person's experience of congregational life.
Anabaptist Disabilities Network
This organization provides online and print resources for those with disabilities and mental illness, as well as their families and congregations.
Welcoming People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: A Practical Guide for Congregations
This short booklet contains helpful information and practical strategies to aid congregations in various aspects of including people with disabilities and their families.
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Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project Resources and Solutions
This web page lists 40 practical inclusion resources with tips, examples and templates to address food allergies, b’ nei mitzvah, mental health and welcoming people of all abilities.
Beyond Hospitality
This article reflects on hospitality and the stranger through the lens of immigration, touching on topics such as social justice, immigration, power, and privilege.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate is the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She manages educational resources and works to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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