"Then some people came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after having dig through it, they let down the mat on which the paralytic lay. When Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, 'Son, you are forgiven…'" --Mark 2:3-5
The Open Roof Award is given annually to recognize a congregation or district in the Church of the Brethren that has made great strides in becoming accessible to people with disabilities in the life of the church.
Congregations working on inclusion for people with disabilities will be recognized for their efforts through the “Open Roof” Award from the Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren. Created in 2003, this award recognizes congregations or districts that are working to ensure that all may worship, serve, be served, learn and grow in the presence of God as valued members of the Christian community.
Members of the Disabilities Ministry of the Church of the Brethren have created a form for congregations to complete that gathers information about the type of inclusion work being conducted.
Open Roof Award nomination form (fillable Word document)
Learn about the 2012 Open Roof Award winners