Helping People Impacted by Disability Find Hope and Dignity

On this Church in Action podcast, Charles speaks with Liz Babbitt, Ministry Relations Manager for Joni and Friends New England and John Dischinger, Pastor of Outreach for Walnut Hill Community Church, about the amazing opportunities that churches have to share the hope of the Gospel and give practical help to people impacted by disability. Watch here.


A Place of Belonging: Including Individuals With Significant Disabilities in Faith Communities

For congregations striving to be a place of inclusion and belonging for their entire community, the theological call to welcome people with disabilities can introduce a host of questions. This article presents a framework for reflecting on the practices and commitments of local congregations that contribute to belonging within a community of faith. Read the article here.



Introductory courses and certifications for special needs children's ministry through Joni & Friends. Find "Welcoming People with Disabilities" training here and additional trainings here.


Berea webinar ft. Liz Babbitt

Berea's Children's Ministry webinar series features Liz Babbit, sharing about Joni & Friends' ministry to special needs families. Watch here.


Joni & friends podcast

Liz Babbitt from Joni & Friends New England's office shares about, "Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs." Find on your podcast app or click here.

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