Disability in Mission: The Church’s Hidden Treasure

Dave Deuel & Nathan John 05 Aug 2019

Disability in Mission: The Church’s Hidden Treasure outlines a radical change in approaches to missiology, missions, and praxis for the twenty-first-century global cultural context.

It explores a pattern whereby God works powerfully in missions through disability and not in spite of it. No matter what our disability or vulnerability may be, God can use us; and if the body of Christ is supportive, people with disability can be effective agents of transformation in the mission field.Via a number of case studies of people with disabilities who are involved in missions, and with robust biblical and missiological justification, this book examines the role of those with disability in missions.

It includes a foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada and contributions by Bonnie Baker Armistead, J. M. Paul, Barry Funnell, Paul Lindoewood, Jeff McNair, Natalie Flickner, Justin Reimer, Deanna Richey, Nathan G. John, and Lausanne Catalyst for Disability Concerns David C. Deuel.


Authors' Bios

Dave Deuel

Dave Deuel is academic dean emeritus for The Master’s Academy International, senior research fellow emeritus and strategic alliance SME for the Joni Eareckson Tada Disability Research Center, and co-catalyst for the Disability Concerns Network in the Lausanne Movement. He has served on state governor’s advisory councils for California and New York as state officer and policymaker.

Nathan John

Nathan John is a medic who has worked in health, development, and disability in East Timor, PNG, Nepal, and India. He helped establish a network of Christian organizations and churches in South Asia to promote church disability inclusion. Nathan co-leads the Lausanne Disability Concerns Network. Personally, Nathan has a beautiful daughter with a profound disability.