All people have a place at God’s table. Paul teaches Jesus’ message of inclusion in Galatians 3:28 writing that there is “neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female. All are one in Christ Jesus.”
The ELCA's churchwide disability ministries are ministries "with" people and not ministries "for" or "to" people. Often one focuses on what one can do for a person with a disability instead of looking to the talents and gifts that we who are persons with disabilities bring to the church.
As a church, we make a special effort to be inclusive of all people. This includes welcoming all, sharing hospitality, and using inclusive language. For the benefit of church leaders, we've included information on how to have a more inclusive classroom. We've also included a mentorship resource for seminary students with disabilities.