Our Mission and History
Read about our history, purpose, and efforts in advocacy, education, and support.

Book Project
Read about our book, Speaking Out: The Gifts of Ministering Undeterred by Disabilities, published in 2012.
If you are interested in participating in a future edition or second volume, contact us here.

General Information

Bibliography of disability articles and books that include theological aspects
ATS Policy Guidelines on Disability and Theological Education Adobe PDF;
the guidelines are on page C9 (page 37 of 164 in the Mozilla reader)
Robert C. Anderson, "Infusing the Graduate Theological Curriculum with Education about Disability"
Theological Education 39 (1, 2003): 131-153 Adobe PDF
(starts on page 136 of 180 in the Mozilla reader)

United Methodist Policy

Petitions to 2016 General Conference

The Christian as Minister, eighth edition (2013)
The guidebook for United Methodists pursuing ordination is available in two electronic formats,
courtesy of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
Candidates with visual or motor disabilities may
request a screen-reader format version from GBHEM.

The Book of Discipline and Disability


Actions about "mental health" changes to CPP, updated December 2014

"Full participants: pastors with disabilities share struggles, hopes in ministry"
Bill Fentum for United Methodist Reporter, October 30, 2009

Where we've been

See the About Us page for meeting reports
Disability Concerns Resolutions, January 2004
General Letter to Members, September 2003
Goodbye to a Giant: Who Else Will Help?, March 14, 2003
Some Ideas for the New Year, January 2003
General Letter to Members, Pentecost 2003
Theological Statement, October 1994
General Meeting and hymn "Celebrate Challenge", October 1990


series photos of ministers with disabilties