Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Section 3

Since 1996 Pathways.org has become a leader in providing educational materials, events and grants to support communities of faith that welcome individuals of all abilities. Today, That Every Ability May Belong has a new emphasis on creating houses of worship and religious schools where individuals of all abilities belong as fellow missionary disciples, working alongside their brothers and sisters in faith. This five part video training explains the importance of belonging and gives faith communities the tools to move beyond inclusion to belonging for individuals of all abilities in communities of faith.

Download accompanying handouts:
The Ministry of Jesus as a Model for TEAM Belong: https://pathways.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Ministry-of-Jesus-as-a-Model_TEAM-Belong_2022.pdf
Know Your Disability Etiquette: https://pathways.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Know-Your-Disability-Etiquette_final_2022.pdf
Reflecting on Belonging: https://pathways.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Reflection-on-Belonging_TEAM-Belong-1.pdf
Accessibility Plan Worksheet: https://pathways.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Accessibility-Plan-Worksheet_final_2022.pdf

Section three discusses the ten characteristics of belonging, to be: present, invited, welcomed, known, accepted, supported, cared for, befriended, needed and loved. This section also discusses how to create belonging in faith communities. The 4D method to change attitudes towards disabilities is explained and the importance of starting and maintaining a TEAM Belong Ministry is presented.

Visit www.TEAMBelong.org for helpful handouts, application packets and deadline for TEAM Belong Awards and more information on creating communities of faith where individuals of all abilities belong.

All materials including videos are provided at no cost; no fees or charges may be associated with any of the Pathways.org materials without prior written approval.

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