We are very excited to announce that we will be conducting an interview with Dr. Lamar Hardwick, also known as Autism Pastor! It will take place via Zoom on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4:00PM EST. We will be discussing Dr. Hardwick’s latest book, “Disability and the Church: A Vision for Diversity and Inclusion.”
If you haven’t read this book yet, please, order it today! We highly recommend it for church leaders, seminary students and those interested in making places of worship more inclusive! Here is one of my favorite quotes from Autism Pastor’s book:
“Affirmation of people with disabilities in the church begins with making the type of accommodations necessary for them to be able to pursue their God-given calling. God is clear that disability did not disqualify Moses from his calling. God expected Moses to answer the call to serve his people, and God even became angry with Moses for assuming that God was unaware of the challenges that he faced because of his disability. Sending Aaron with Moses was God’s way of providing Moses with an accommodation that affirmed his value. If the church wants to reinforce the imago Dei in the lives of the disabled, leadership must have a vision for providing the necessary accommodations that make living a fruitful and fulfilled Christian life possible.” – Dr. Lamar Hardwick
Amen to that, Dr. Hardwick!
To join us on Zoom, visit bit.ly/AutismPastor to register. There is a limited number of persons that can join us via Zoom, so don’t delay in registering! Those unable to join us via Zoom can watch it on our Facebook page. You do not want to miss this conversation with Autism Pastor!
The Accessible Faith Initiative
This discussion is part of our activities for the Accessible Faith Initiative, which occurs each year in April. Through this initiative, we recruit and empower faith-based communities to do activities that promote autism awareness, acceptance and inclusion.
We would love for you and your church to join us! Registration will be open until March 31, 2021. Sign up today!
Together, we can equip our faith-based communities to become more accessible for those with disabilities and their families!