RampUp celebrates the role of people with disabilities in the church.
Dispels myths about disability
Provides a Biblical view of disability
Promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in work, witness and leadership
Provides tools to improve the accessibility of churches
and much more
95% of people with disabilities are not included in churches.
Therefore churches are invited to RampUp their facilities and systems:
RampUp attitudes - be welcoming
RampUp inclusion - be open
RampUp buildings - be accessible
God's astonishing generosity is portrayed in the parable of the Great Banquet in Luke 14. "Yet there is room!" exclaims the servant after bringing numerous people to the banquet. These people assumed they were unwelcome due to their rejection, because of their disabilities, by the rest of the village. Imagine their joy at finding themselves seated at the banqueting table. And because there is room, the invitation to the feast is still open.
RampUp helps the Church and people with disabilities to grow in relationship, so that everyone can 'be at home in church', a place of preparation for the Great Banquet. We hope that you will enjoy exploring RampUp as much as we have enjoyed designing it.
Let us know what you think and give us your suggestions to improve RampUp.
Recently trained Disability Inclusion Facilitators - People who play an important role in the Church
During Advent 2019 RampUp wants to remind faith communities to ‘think disability’.
In doing so, you can actually focus on the ABILITIES of people living with impairments.
We invite you to watch this space for ideas in making Christmas a special interaction between disabled and non-disabled people.
Visit the RampUp Facebook page regularly for ideas that suggest building connection and inclusion of persons with disability.
Here is a start: Find out about a person with disability in your area, someone you may not know yet. Arrange a visit to that person or invite him/her for an outing. Explore possibilities to cultivate a friendship.