Ministry with Persons with Disabilities
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA91.07.101
Passed by the 1991 Churchwide Assembly in Orlando, Florida.
To encourage all synods to assist individuals, congregations and leadership in the church to develop awareness of the abilities and needs of persons with disabilities, their families, and/or caregivers;
To encourage congregations to seek out and include people with disabilities in the full life and ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, to use the resources and advice of synodical disability resources teams, where available, and to participate in such activities as a disability awareness Sunday; and
To refer the memorial of the Northwestern Ohio Synod to the Department for Communication, as it, in consultation with other units, develops the ELCA’s calendar of emphases.