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.
Have you ever wondered about the one child with disability that occasionally attends church with his/her parents?
Have you noticed the child with a mobility impairment not really mingling with other children at church?
Have you ever become aware of a child with hearing loss who does not attend Sunday school or Children's church with other children?
The inclusion of children with disability is of great concern. In most churches there is no provision for them to be part of the life of the church.
RampUp has now developed material that can help Sunday school and Children's church staff to adventure into a very interesting experience: helping Sunday school children to be exposed to and learn about children with disability.
Here is a Fact sheet that gives general guidelines on this process. The exciting part is five lessons about disability in the Bible that will really help children to relate to other children who have a disability. See the lessons:
We invite you to download firstly the Fact sheet to orientate yourself to this worthwhile endeavour. From there you can plan how to use the five lessons in your Sunday school or Children's church. Feel free to write to us with questions and share your experiences at firstname.lastname@example.org