Called to be a hospitable church for all God's people
God, the Great Artist, has created a globe rich with diversity. Each person, flower, star and sea is beautiful and distinct. Disability and Deaf ministries recognize the beauty of each unique person and strives to provide information, resources and networking to help all of God's children to be included and celebrated in the Church.2012 ELCA Accessibility Award
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America annually honors one of its congregations for their commitment to becoming an inclusive place of worship for people with disabilities, their outreach into the community to people who have disabilities and the physical accessibility of the church building(s). Learn more about the award
Download the 2012 Accessibility Award Application
But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as God wants them to be.
-- 1 Corinthians 12:18
Is my congregation talking about Mental Illness?
Mental Illness affects countless people in our churches. We invite you to visit www.pathways2promise.org for resources that will help you in your Mental Illness Ministry. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America partners with Pathways to Promise, a faith based organization to help local congregations reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, Learn More.
God’s mission is INCLUSIVE
Our ministries are "with" people and not ministries "for" or "to" people. How can we be a more inclusive church?
Our church is ACCESSIBLE
How can we adapt our spaces, gatherings and attitudes so all people can participate fully?
God works with our HANDS
Learn more about our various ministries: