“Making the Gospel-the good news of the coming of the Kingdom-accessible to all, in word and deed.”
Jesus Christ beautifully models for us how to relate to people with special needs: with dignity, grace, truth, genuine hospitality, mercy, justice and faithfulness. When we learn to see people with disabilities through Jesus’ eyes, we end up seeing all people-including ourselves-more accurately as a result. Focusing on both our shared value as God’s image bearers and our common need for grace motivates us to make the Gospel more accessible to people with special needs. Whether this happens through community outreach, church inclusion, mercy ministry, or adapted discipleship-in God’s kindness-the Gospel ends up becoming more deeply meaningful and accessible to those of us with less-noticeable-disabilities as well. All of us need the good news of the coming of the Kingdom. All of us need to experience the Gospel every day in word and deed. And that is, at the core, what MNA Special Needs Ministries is all about: Equipping and encouraging PCA churches to make the Gospel accessible to all, in word and deed.
How will the 2010 Women in the Church (WIC) Love Gift help?
Your generous gifts will enable us to provide the following:
- The Gospel and Disability Educational Gift Packs: Practical resources for developing special needs ministries that are built on sound biblical principles rooted in Reformed theology. They will be distributed to 500 PCA churches.
- Trainer Development: Equipping trainers who will work one-on-one with local PCA congregations and help them to develop self-sustaining local disability ministries and network with similar ministries in their geographic regions.
- Luke 14 Matching Grants: Made available to PCA churches that are starting new initiatives to serve individuals and families touched by disability in their local congregations or their communities. “Go out…and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled” (Luke 14:23).
Watch the 2010 Love Gift Video:
Use the following links as resources for this year’s WIC Love Gift:
Love Gift Program Information (Acrobat Reader Required) – Information and ideas to use along with the Love Gift video.
Order the Love Gift Bulletin Inserts – Get these inserts free to distribute in your church.
Order the Love Gift DVD – Get a free copy of the DVD to show in your church.
The “Rest of the Story…” – Follow up and get to know the families and congregations featured in the Love Gift video.
Please make your check payable to:
2010 WIC Love Gift and mail to: Women in the Church
Christian Education and Publications
1700 N. Brown Road, Suite 102