Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Safer Sanctuaries for People with Disabilities



 Chapter 15 in Safer Sanctuaries: Nurturing Trust in Faith Communities is about “Safer Sanctuaries for People with Disabilities.”

Safer Sanctuaries cover, a stylized church cross-section

  •         Written in collaboration with the Disability Ministries Committee.
  •         All new content.
  •         Acknowledges the reality of the different challenges and needs that disability ministry faces compared to other ministry areas.
  •         Includes a new working definition of “vulnerable adults.”
  •        Discusses protective factors in communications, environmental safety, support systems, caregiving, emergencies, and transportation.
  •         Offers tips for staff and volunteer training.
  •         The Appendix provides five case scenarios for dialogue and training.

Safer Sanctuaries: Nurturing Trust in Faith Communities (Discipleship Resources, 2023) is available through Upper Room Books in hard copy or e-book formats:

Order your copy now and let your church know of the need to widen its Safe Sanctuaries TM policies and training to include disability-related procedures!

Send your feedback and ideas for training and resources to 

Disability Ministries of the United Methodist Church with UMC and DMC logos
A partner ministry of the General Commission on Religion and Race

this announcement can be downloaded at our website:

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