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Expressing Faith in Jesus Church Membership for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Authors: Ronald C. Vredeveld
This book and the companion Resource Kit guide church leaders and friends with intellectual disabilities through baptism, confirmation, or profession of faith. It is written from a Christian perspective.
The information is broken into the following three topical sections:
-Welcoming and Including People with Intellectual Disabilities
-Walking Alongside Those Desiring to Express Faith in Jesus
-Journeying Together as a Community of Believers
As appendices, there is a set of “Reproducible Resources,” including:
-Seven Things I Want You to Know and Do
-Sample Questions for Interview with Church Council
-Sample Liturgy for Worship Ceremony
-Ideas for Including Friends in Ministry
These are the opening paragraphs of the books preface (Full Text):
“This book revision was inspired by my friends with cognitive impairments whom I’ve been privileged to walk alongside as they publicly expressed their faith in Jesus. They are my role models for living and expressing my faith. Their presence in the church has taught many to see God’s family as truly inclusive.
I take this opportunity to encourage pastors, church leaders, and church educators to enable people with cognitive impairments to become full participants in the life of your congregation. I guarantee that your congregation will be enriched by their presence at the table of the Lord.
I also wish to assure families of members with cognitive impairments that together they will celebrate that Jesus is Lord of all. Families across the country have told me that they worried about how the church would react, how the service would go, and if their loved one actually knew enough to go forward. Afterwards, without exception, they have said it was an incredible experience.”
The information above was taken from a preview of the book viewed online 3/3/2011 @ www.faithaliveresources.org/Content/Site135/FilesSamples/49425pdf_00000007246.pdf
|Organization:||Faith Alive Christian Resources|
|Address:||2850 Kalamazoo Ave SE|
Also has locations in Canada and Australia
Grand Rapids,, MI 49560
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|Phone:||1-888-866-8966 ext 1|
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|Cost:||$9.49 for the book; $6.29 for the Expressing Faith in Jesus Resource Kit|
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Purchasing information on the publisher's website
Home page of the publisher, Faith Alive Christian Resources
Home Page for Friendship Ministries
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