Universal Design for Worship
- Dates: September 13, 2016
- Times: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Venue: Prince Conference Center, Calvin College
1800 East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
- Phone: (616) 855-3106
- Category: Lecture/Education
- Price Per Person: $15 Group rate (per person) 2 or more members from a church or worshiping community or $30 individual rate.
“Universal design” is now standard for architecture: we don’t want to retrofit buildings to make them accessible, we want to build them that way from the start. What would it look like for this vision to be extended to the worship services we plan and lead and for all ministries of the church? What if we didn’t need to retrofit our planning to be accommodating to persons with a wide range of abilities and disabilities, but planned them that way from the start?
When ‘universal design’ elements are in place, many more people can find a home in worship. In fact, the worshiping community as a whole will benefit from the changes and additions, making them ‘universally’ helpful. At times, additional adaptations are needed to strengthen the contributions of individuals with particular needs or challenges. It’s good to ask them: How can we best welcome and serve you?
We encourage you to attend with a group. The cost includes lunch and a resource bag for all. $15 Group rate (per person) 2 or more members from a church or worshiping community or $30 individual rate. Please register on the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1845562
We encourage you to attend with a group. The cost includes lunch and a resource bag for all.