If you are looking for a church that is more likely to understand your physical limitations, including illness, cancer, or disabilities, Joni and Friends is an excellent resource.
This international Christian ministry has an updated list of churches around the USA who have shared their desire to create an environment that welcomes those who may be “differently-abled.” To enter your zipcode into the search engine click here.
It may give you quite a list, not always narrowing it down to your city, so you can also contact their local area chapter and find the most up-to-date list. Here is where their chapters are. If there is not one near you, feel free to contact their main office at (818) 707-5664.
You may also want to visit our HopeKeepers map to see if there is a church near you who has a HopeKeepers group that serves the chronically ill.
Are you in a church where you want to stay but think they may be able to use a bit of a “refresher” on reaching out to the chronically ill? Our little booklet, “Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend” is one of those no church should be without. It is published here at Rest Ministries.
Feeling hurt about your church’s response? Pins below address those tough emotions we go through. There are some excellent resources and books.
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