Enable seeks to help people with seen or unseen disabilities connect with God and understand that their lives are creative intentionally, intricately and for a God-given purpose. Through working with schools and churches, Enable introduces young people with complex needs to the Christian faith and gives them hope for their future.
Enable primarily works in two areas.
John shares his story with young people in schools – challenging perceptions of disability and encouraging pupils to identify areas where personal circumstances have falsely defined them. Lessons and assemblies are undertaken from a Christian perspective, providing insight into how his faith in Jesus Christ has helped John to find his true identity – not as a disabled man but as a child of God.
Enable also works with local churches, helping them to serve people with seen or unseen disabilities. This might include developing a sign language team to make sermons more accessible, the provision of braille and large-text Bibles or exploring building accessibility. Enable offers training and support for staff and volunteers, helping them to be more aware of disability needs and how to make our churches accessible, discipleship-focused communities.
John leads Enable, drawing on his wealth of experience in church ministry and his personal journey of living with cerebral palsy. Born eight weeks premature and diagnosed with a severe muscular disability, it was assumed John would never be able to walk, talk or be independent. By the grace and power of God, John has overcome life-limiting obstacles and is now able to inspire and encourage those facing the same difficulties. John is passionate about seeing people connect with the good news of Jesus, and is especially committed to ensuring that those with seen or unseen disabilities have opportunities to respond to the gospel, connect with and serve the local church and be released into the fullness of life that God has for them.
If you’re a school, a church or an individual who would like to partner with Enable, get in touch today. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.