Disability and the Church – Online Study, Fall 2022
The church has not always welcomed people with physical or intellectual disabilities or valued their gifts and contributions. This study will explore why that has been so, how we can relate to and include those with disabilities, and how disability should be understood from a Christian point of view. We all belong together as those who are united in the Body of Christ, and we want to understand what it means to live as that Body more intentionally and faithfully.
This six-week study will include a time of teaching each week by Keith Dow, PhD, and will also include insights of guests with lived experiences of disability. There will then be a time of questions and conversation, either in the main group or in congregation-based break-out rooms. A study outline will be made available here, soon. FOR REGISTRATION, SEE BELOW.
Disability and the Church
Thursday Evenings, 7-8:30 p.m
October 13 – November 17, 2022 (6 weeks)
Individual Participants: $50
Congregation-based Groups: $155
Keith Dow lives in the woods just South of Ottawa with his wife and three children. As Manager of Organizational and Spiritual Life with Christian Horizons, he is honoured to participate in the faith journeys of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Keith completed his PhD in Theology through Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and is author of Formed Together: Mystery, Narrative, and Virtue in Christian Caregiving (Baylor University Press, 2021). He is also a credentialed pastor with BIC Canada.
For the provisional study outline, click here.
For details on group registrations, click here.