Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3
Knowing the particular disability aperson lives with will help churches better to understand and help that person, but people are individuals with complex needs, gifts, joys, challenges, and interests. As advocates for people with disabilities, we must encourage our churches to focus on people and relationships, and not to be overlyconcerned with labels. This handbook emphasizes the importance of developingrelationships and encouraging everyone in yourcongregation to use their gifts for God's glory.
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