Churches are often missing out on a vital piece of the puzzle – a large piece: in Britain, there are 10 million adults who have a recognised disability: that’s about 1 in 5 of the adult population.
A further 700,000 children have one or more disabilities.
Actually, 95% of us will experience disability at some time during our life; one day, you may well enter your church as a disabled person. What will you find then?
Likening the Church to the human body Paul, the apostle, wrote, ‘those parts that seem to be weaker are indispensable’. So the Church is losing out when collectively it fails to recognise and include the gifting of all within its compass.