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"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2 ESV).


On July 26, 1989, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law for people with disabilities (amended in January 2009). The Act defines disability as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.” In 1995 at its World Session in Utrecht, The Netherlands, the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted to establish programs to support and witness to people with disabilities through all levels of the organization: administrative offices, unions, conferences, and the local church. Each local church is encouraged to support, encourage, empower, and provide resources for people with disabilities for worship, study, leadership and evangelism.



To live Christ’s model of reaching and nurturing all people, and to promote full inclusion of adults and children with disabilities into God’s family.



At Atlanta Boulevard, the Disabilities Ministries Department serves people with disabilities by:

  • Monitoring physical access to the church facilities and functions, and recommending ways to help make the church fully accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Educating and training members about the impact that physical and mental/emotional disabilities can have on individuals and families.

  • Advising and collaborating with other ministries in the church to recognize the spiritual gifts of members who have disabilities and to help them become active participants in the life of the church with full access to study, service, leadership, and evangelism.

  • Providing social support connections (phone calls and drive-by checkups).























































Seventh-day Adventist Disabilities Ministries 

General Conference Possibilities Ministries –

North-American Division Disabilities Ministries –

Christian Record Service –

Three Angels Deaf Ministries –

Southern Union Deaf Fellowship –


Additional Disabilities Ministries Organizations/Churches

Ability Ministry –

Developmental Disabilities Ministries –

Joni and Friends –

Key Ministry –


Mental Health

Mental Health Ministries –

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health –

Mental Health Grace Alliance –

Fresh Hope Mental Health –



Disability and the Gospel –

Joni and Friends Welcome to the Church Training Series -

Disability and the Bible – Disability Ministry Training Resource -


Nearly 1 billion people around the world live with disabilities.

Many of these individuals and their families live in poverty, pain, and despair.

Together we can change this.

We envision a world where every person with a disability finds hope,

dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.

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