Please see below resources to help your ministry with disability and full participation reasources.


All people are made in the image of God and are of equal intrinsic value. Thus, The Salvation Army celebrates difference and seeks to treat all people with dignity and respect. Many people around the world experience discrimination due to disabilities. The reality ranges from stigma or negative attitudes to deeply engrained and systemic exclusion. The Salvation Army's response is to go beyond minimum national legal requirements and to make it possible for persons with disabilities to be fully included and to flourish. We know less of who God is and how God appears in the world when people with disabilities are excluded. Inclusion is beneficial for everyone. Diversity within our communities and congregations strengthens us and shapes our mission and ministry. The aim of all Salvationist practice is to ensure that we are a church that makes the embodied gospel accessible for all.


Disability Inclusion Toolkit

These resources are intended to encourage and equip Salvo's to include people with disabilities more effectively and authentically in The Salvation Army mission. Disability inclusion is about creating mission expressions where people with disabilities experience welcome and belonging. Ensuring they have equitable opportunities to engage with mission, discipleship, and leadership within The Salvation Army.

Courtesies to the Disability Inclusion and Mission Support Dept of the Australian Territory


The Adapted Way

Our mission is to equip churches with the tools and resources they need to accommodate students with disabilities in their ministries and programs and to present the gospel to them in a way that is accessible. Our dream for this mission is that behavioral and instructional barriers will no longer stand in the way of students learning about who Jesus is and his love for them. 


Broadview Webinar Series

Prescence to Participation - The Spirit is Not Disabled

Major Shelley Kerr (Divisional Headquarters, Bermuda) and Major Christine Johnston (Broadview Village) have both been involved in ministry with people with disabilities for a few years. They have both come to recognize that people with disability, who are often seen as those with needs actually have much to offer our faith communities. Throughout the past few years Shelley and Christine both have developed a growing passion to see all people, regardless of their ability, fully engaged in our Corps and other ministry units. In Christine's own life experience, she has discovered that her disabilities may cause some limitations and challenges but they are also a gift of God that allow her to minister effectively and often from a unique standpoint.


Beyond Saints and Superheroes 

Podcast: (Season 3, Episode 7) Allen Jorgenson and Laura MacGregor

Join Amy and Miriam as they talk with Allen Jorgenson and Laura MacGregor about their recent book: "Beyond Saints and Superheroes: Supporting Parents Raising Children with Disabilities - A Practical Guide for Faith Communities." 

Available with captions on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4-uwXfrG7wU

Statistics PDF

An Invitation for Discussion: My Body Is Not A Prayer Request

Prescence to Participation - The Spirit is Not Disabled

This three-week discussion using the 2023 Disability Concerns Book of the Year took place in September.   The participants felt the discussion was very meaningful and there was a desire  to continue the discussion and take it further into local settings.  There are plans being made to host another discussion in the New Year.    Major Shelley is also available to host a discussion with just your ministry unit.  If this is something you might be interested in, please reach out to Major Shelley Kerr.


Disability Inclusion Resources

Materials and support for creating inclusive environments for people with disabilities.