Coming in future issues of Breaking Barriers:
Summer 2018—Aging and disability. The average age of people in churches and throughout North America keeps increasing, and the percentage of people with disabilities increases with age. How are church members 65 and older encouraged to participate and use their gifts in ministry? How does your church minister with shut-ins or those with dementia and/or hearing, physical, and visual impairments? Please send us a note (400 words) by April 18.
Fall 2018—Disability advocacy. Are you serving formally or informally as a disability advocate in your church? Please tell us about it. What gives you joy? What have you found effective? Why did you get started with this work? Please send us a note (400 words) by June 20.
We're hiring. CRC Disability Concerns and Safe Church ministries have a 30-hour-per-week position open at the CRC's Burlington, Ontario, office to assist Christian Reformed Churches in Canada in becoming safer communities where everybody belongs and everybody serves. The Volunteer and Communications Specialist will work in coordination with the Canada justice and reconciliation team through equipping volunteers, communicating with churches, and planning training events. Find the job description and application information at bit.ly/DCSCjob. Application deadline is March 28.