Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Section 4

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 four discusses all the supports available from TEAM Belong to assist faith communities to create belonging for individuals of all abilities:
• $1,000 TEAM Belong grants to help parishes and schools fund projects that create belonging for individuals of all abilities,
• Different Gifts, Same Spirit lesson plans to teach children and youth about the importance of belonging for students of all abilities,
• TEAM Belong Ministry Handbook with a wealth of resources for starting and maintaining a TEAM Belong Ministry,
• TEAM Belong Month planning materials to annually take stock of progress and to celebrate accomplishments.

The training concludes with using the knowledge gained to complete the Accessibility Plan Worksheet.

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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