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 this festive season RampUp once more celebrates the meaningful lives of persons with disability. This video of a Wheelchair dance is an expression of the beauty that is often found in life with disability.
Have you ever wondered how the Church can accommodate its deaf or hearing-impaired members? We have uploaded a new document on making your church accessible for people with hearing loss. You can learn about the different groups that experience hearing loss and find examples of assistive technology that can be used in churches to enable people with hearing loss to participate fully in worship services. You are welcome to write to us with ideas and questions on how all persons with disability and those who are hearing impaired are included in your church.
Have you perhaps wondered again, ‘Where do we start to actively include persons with disability in our church?’