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Re-writing Welcome:
Engaging Anti-ableism in the Church

4-week course meets Mondays

April 17 & 24, May 1 & 8, 2023

1:30-2:30 pm EST / 12:30-1:30 pm CST /

11:30 am-12:30pm MST / 10:30-11:30 am PST

Re-writing Welcome:

Engaging Anti-ableism in the Church

Facilitators: Dr. Lisa Hancock and Rev. Justin Hancock

“Whatever your experience with and in the

disability community, you are welcome here!”

--Rev. Justin Hancock, author of “The Julian Way, Founder of The Julian Way Ministry

An invitation from Justin and Lisa


4-week live virtual course via Zoom 

Mondays: April 17 and 24, May 1 and 8, 2023

1:30-2:30 pm EST / 12:30-1:30 pm CST / 11:30 am-12:30 pm MST /

10:30-11:30 am PST

This 4-week course will equip participants to:

  • Assess role of ableism and assumptions about disability in church and larger society

  • Examine ideas of welcome and expectations between disability community and Church

  • Develop skills for creating anti-ableist hospitality

Recommended reading:

Participants are encouraged to purchase a personal copy of this book in their preferred format:​​

  • The Julian Way: A Theology of Fullness for All of God’s People, Cascade Books 2018, ISBN-13: ‎978-1532611599



$75 per person | Minimum registration fee: $25

Registration closes April 3, 2023, 5pm 

Zoom link provided one week prior to start of first class.

Cancellations must be made by April 3, 2023, at 5 pm.

Registration fee minus $25 cancellation fee will be refunded.


​* Please add to your contact list to ensure that you receive future emails. If you have any questions, please contact Pansy Crumpler.

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Rev. Justin and Dr. Lisa Hancock are co-founders of The Julian Way, an organization focused on empowerment and discipleship with, for, and by persons with disabilities.


Justin is the Lead Instigator of The Julian Way and spends his days engaging with the members of The Julian Way through one-on-one discipleship and advocating with the church and the wider community for the integration and participation of disabled persons.

Lisa is the Director of Worship Arts for Discipleship Ministries, an agency of The United Methodist Church where she writes liturgy and creates resources to help local churches engage in and make disciples through worship.


To learn more:

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