"As members of MC USA, we commit to growing as communities of grace, joy and peace without barriers so that God’s healing and hope flow through all of us to the world regardless of ability."
At a special Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) delegate session on May 30, 2022, the MC USA Accessibility Resolution passed unanimously, without votes against or abstentions. This resolution is almost seven years in the making, and we hope it will mark a shift in the Mennonite Church towards greater disability awareness and accessibility.
In order to lead congregations in carrying out the concepts and commitments in the resolution, we are releasing the Study Guide for the MC USA Accessibility Resolution, written by Joanne Gallardo for ADN. Joanne is conference minister of Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference of MC USA in Goshen, Indiana.
The study guide, found below, is a resource for congregations to understand and implement ideas from the resolution. The guide has specific materials, reflection questions, and information for congregational use over the course of four weeks.