Adventist Possibility Ministries (APM) is grounded in the belief that the gospel transforms the way we see ourselves, others, and God. How we perceive personal value while having bodies that are less than perfect is changed when we understand the implications of the gospel message.
APM recognizes disabilities and loss, but it does not stop there. Rather, we view these through the transforming lens of possibilities—what individuals can do and what they can become because of God’s grace.
APM advocates for the recognition of dignity and respect of every person and helping to make possible the discovery of unrealized abilities despite stigmas associated with a disability or loss.
APM affirms that:
- All are gifted, needed, and treasured.
- People go where they are welcomed but stay where they are valued.
- Value is inherent through Creation and not determined by what a person can or cannot do.
- Each person is unique and has a God-given purpose.
- Included in that purpose is the call to enrich the lives of others which flows out of a sense of gratitude for what they have received.
APM is a “movement”, not a “program”, guided by the Holy Spirit to help us see through the eyes of a loving God the strengths and possibilities of seven unique people groups:
- the deaf,
- the blind,
- the physically immobile,
- those who have mental health challenges,
- orphans/vulnerable children,
- those mourning the loss of a spouse,
- and the support of caregivers.
APM shares the confident belief that we can be whole in Christ and called to service regardless of disabilities we may have.
We are Adventist Possibility Ministries. Join the journey! Discover the possibilities!
Adventist Special Needs Association (ASNA)
Adventist Special Needs Association. ASNA aims to raise awareness in churches and so enable church leaders and members to become more welcoming and understanding of the experience of their members with special needs. ASNA supports all churches requiring training and supports all people needing our services including non Adventist. Visit the ASNA website.
Time Out For Parents: Children with Special Needs
Care for the Family is a registered charity that works to strengthen families. Their aim is to promote strong family relationships and to help those who face family difficulties.Children with Special Needs aims to help parents build their child’s self esteem and develop good communication skills. It goes on to look at each child’s development, ways to meet the needs of their child and how to set and stick to boundaries. It also explores what schools and other agencies can offer for children with special needs and their parents and how the wider family plays a part. For more information visit the Care for the Family website.