How Including People with Disability Changes Church Culture

By |Published On: October 5, 2023|Categories: Hope & Inspiration, Podcast|

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A portrait of Stephanie Hubach smiling at the camera in a bright turquoise shirt.

“When disability ministry starts to take hold in the heart of a church, it’s like hitting the refresh button on the Gospel in that church.”


Have you considered how including people with disabilities might positively impact your church’s culture? Stephanie Hubach is on the podcast to share the importance and value of including everyone in ministry.

Stephanie is a research fellow in disability ministries at Covenant Theological Seminary and visiting instructor in the seminary’s educational ministries program.

Previously she served as the director of Mission to North America’s Special Needs Ministries. She is also a speaker and author of a devotional called Parenting and Disabilities: Abiding in God’s Presence.

People of all abilities have spiritual gifts to offer in your church.

Listen as Stephanie talks about how to build a social ramp so that all gifts can be employed in the body of Christ. Because as we’re saturated in the Gospel and develop more of a biblical worldview, we’ll look expectantly for God-given gifts in other people, including those with disabilities. Learn how you can encourage people of all abilities to be full participants in the body and life of your church!

Parenting & Disabilities: Abiding in God’s Presence

Although parenting a child with exceptionalities can be an isolating experience, nothing can separate God’s children from his loving presence. In thirty-one daily readings, Stephanie explores the many blessings that come to you and your child through the promise of Immanuel, “God with us.”

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