Health and Disability: Practicing Inclusion

Health Care Organizing Call on Disability Ministry and Advocacy

An audio recording of the webinar is also available.

Guest speaker Sharon McCart shared the different kinds of barriers found in church life and ways to remove them.

McCart is the chair of the DisAbility Ministries Committee of The United Methodist Church and facilitator of the DisAbility Ministries Task Force of the California-Pacific Annual Conference. A Special Education teacher for a decade before feeling God’s call to ministry, Sharon teaches, preaches, consults, coordinates and advises in these roles — all the while grateful to God that she is part of this important work.

Participants reflect on questions like:

  • What keeps people with disabilities from being included in church?
  • What prevents them from participating fully?
  • How can we break down the barriers and practice inclusion in our congregations?