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Anabaptist Disabilities Network
Theology of Supportive Care
Anabaptist Theology and Supportive Care
As heirs of the 16th century Reformation movement called Anabaptism, Mennonites and related groups view the Bible from the perspective of these radical reformers who attempted to recapture the life and vision of the New Testament church.
Anabaptist theology shapes ADNet's vision of the church as an inclusive community that offers supportive care to those living with disabilities. Christine Guth, ADNet Program Associate, has prepared an outline suggesting implications of particular Anabaptist beliefs for inclusion of people with disabilities.
You may download Christine's entire outline in PDF format. The outline draws on Anabaptist theology as expressed in Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, a faith statement adopted in 1995 by the largest North American Mennonite groups. Below are major themes from Supportive Care with quotes from (and links to) related articles in the Confession of Faith. The Supportive Care booklet can be ordered on the right.
Salvation and discipleship
The church as sign of God's reign
Mutual commitment and care
Service and mission
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