Mephibosheth
 

 

 

Meeting the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of individuals  who have disabilities

Visit the Mephibosheth website:  mm-abilities.org


Mission Statement

To empower individuals who have disabilities and their families to live in their community by meeting their spiritual, emotional and physical needs.

So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king's table. And he was lame in both his feet.   ~ 2 Samuel 9:13

Core Values

That all people are made in God's image in order to serve Him in all arenas of life.

  • That human life has become broken through sin, and one of sin's consequences is suffering.

  • That Christ bears our grief, carries our sorrows, and heals our brokenness in body and spirit.

  • That in order to live fully, now and forever, we must have a personal faith in Jesus as Savior.

  • That we are called to personal salvation and a life of thankful and obedient response

Our confession has at least the following implications:

  • Christ clearly teaches the sanctity of life, no matter how severe the disabling condition.

  • Christ's example and the law of love demand that we compassionately respond to the needs of persons who have disabilities and to their families; we must walk together in our suffering.

  • We must remove any architectural, attitudinal or communication barriers that impede the message of salvation or hinder the participation of any person in the life of the church.

  • We must enable the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of all persons so they may respond obediently to God's call of discipleship.

  • We must make public the gifts of people whom society defines as disabled, so they may participate mutually in our interdependent family.

adopted from the Christian Council on Persons with Disabilities (CCPD)

Goals and Objectives

Spiritual Needs

Emotional Needs

Physical Needs

  • Weekday Bible studies and prayer

  • Fellowship groups 

  • Summer camp opportunities

  • Worship programs for area

  • Residential centers

  • Friendship and inclusion in the congregational life

  • Assist other churches in the field of disability ministry

  • Respite care for families

  • Volunteer Programs

  • Excercise groups

  • Daytime activities

  • Vocational opportunities

Location

Mephibosheth Ministries, Inc. operates out of Cicero Christian Church at 1715 Stringtown Pike, Cicero Indiana 46034, and serves Hamilton County and central Indiana. The staff can be reached by the email address above or by calling 317.984.4653 and asking for extension 30.