About Us

Everybody Belongs. Everybody Serves.

Disability Concerns strives to promote and foster relationships, communities, and societies where everybody belongs and everybody serves by assisting churches, agencies, institutions, and leadership within the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church in North America

  • to think and act in keeping with the biblical call regarding people with disabilities
  • to break barriers of communication, architecture, and attitude
  • to establish ministries with, for, and by people with disabilities and their families.

Our director plus two part-time staff work with a network of hundreds of volunteers who serve individual churches as church advocates, and who serve entire classes as regional advocates. We work closely with the Reformed Church in America Disability Concerns ministry in networking, communications, and training events. Other partners in ministry include Friendship Ministries, Diaconal Ministries Canada, CLC Network, Christian Horizons, Elim Christian Services, and Joni and Friends.

Studies by the U.S. Census and Statistics Canada indicate that between 15 and 20 per cent of their populations live with at least one disability. That translates to about 54,000 Christian Reformed people, or 15 to 20 people out of every one-hundred people in your church who live day in and day out with a disability. We're here to help you minister well with them as well as the people with disabilities in your community.

Please let us know how we can assist your congregation.

Rev. Mark Stephenson, Director
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Contact Us

United States
1700 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508-1407
Phone: 888-463-0272
Fax: 616-224-0834
E-mail: disabilityconcerns@crcna.org

Canada
3475 Mainway
PO Box 5070 STN LCD 1
Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8
Phone: 888-463-0272
Fax: 905-336-8344
E-mail: disabilityconcerns@crcna.org