Disability Ministry Mini-Conference June 9, 2015 Hixson Presbyterian Church Hixson TN (near Chattanooga)
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The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’ On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor….But God has combined the member of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other . 1 Cor. 12:21-23a, 24b-25
What Is Our Vision and Mission?
The vision of MNA Special Needs Ministries is “to see the Body of Christ made whole through evangelizing and authentically integrating people with differing abilities into the life and mission of the PCA.” Our mission is “to engage, educate, equip, and encourage PCA congregations, presbyteries, and agencies on the ‘whys and hows’ of effectively ministering to and alongside individuals and families touched by disability.” Often PCA churches are interested in serving people with special needs in their congregations and community but genuinely do not know how to start. By providing access to resources, training, consultative services to congregations, and facilitating networking between PCA churches—MNA Special Needs Ministries plays a vital role.
Who Are We?
Stephanie Hubach serves as MNA Special Needs Ministries Director. Joel Wallace is the Associate Director. Together they are working with a group of skilled trainers, all of whom have experienced a personal/familial encounter with disability and share a common vision for constructive change.
How Can We Help You?
Click here for some resources we hope will be helpful to you. If you cannot find what you need, please do not hesitate to ask for help! Please check back on a regular basis as we will be adding resources to this listing on a regular basis. In addition, training events will be announced at various locations throughout the year—so please plan on sending a team from your church!
How Can You Help Us?
Partner With Us! By doing the following…
1) Join!…the MNA Special Needs Network. Entering your contact information will allow us to send you regular newsletters, prayer updates, and make you aware of newly available resources that may be helpful to you! You will also be informed when new topics are being discussed by the MNA Special Needs Ministries Startup Team, and be given the opportunity to join an online network (eventually!) Click here.
2) Pray! We value your prayer support! We want to be centered in God’s will as we seek His wisdom on how to develop this ministry. Thank you, in advance, for supporting us in this vital way!
3) Ask and Suggest! We value both your questions and your ideas. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. Your questions help us to know what needs are remaining unaddressed, and your suggestions help us to grow too. Disability covers a huge spectrum, so we appreciate your grace and patience as you help us to grow through your constructive feedback.
4) Give! Financial gifts are also necessary in order to fund the position of Director Steph Hubach and Associate Director Joel Wallace. If you or your congregation are eager to see the Church embrace individuals and families touched by disability—and are able to make either a one-time gift or provide regular support—your contribution of any size will be greatly appreciated!
Here is one example of how $30,000 in support could be provided by individuals or PCA congregations:
Two donors at $5000.00 per year………………..$10,000.00
Four donors at $2,500.00 per year………………..$10,000.00
Six donors at $1000.00 per year…………………..$6,000.00
Eight donors at $500.00 per year………………….$4,000.00
You can make an online tax-deductible contribution by clicking here. You can also mail donations, made payable to Mission to North America, to:
Mission to North America
PO Box 890233
Charlotte NC 28289-0233
Designate: Special Needs Ministries
For additional information, contact:
Stephanie Hubach, Director
278 Stony Lane
Stevens, PA 17578
Joel Wallace, Associate Director
MNA Special Needs Ministries Assistant