Author Archive: HEBA
Living with an Acquired Brain Injury
My name is Leah and I’m reading Lisa’s Story
An acquired brain injury, ABI for short, effects each person who has one differently,
this is due to which part of the person’s brain has sustained an injury.
Some people may be affected by cognitive difficulties only, where as others may have both physical and cognitive difficulties. Which is where I come in.
Autism – Mark Arnold
Hello, my name’s Mark Arnold and I’m the Additional Needs Ministry Director at Urban Saints. In this short video we are going to be exploring a bit more about autism, particularly thinking about autistic children, young people and young adults.Read more
Put simply a person has diabetes as a result of their pancreas failing to produce enough, or any, insulin. Insulin is required by the body to balance blood sugar levels. In my short blog I am not aiming to make you a medical expert but rather give you a better understanding of the condition and bust a few myths to help you feel more confident in accommodating people with diabetes fully in church life.Read more
Barriers within churches
Hello. My name is Susan Myatt. I’m a Deaf Baptist minister. I also work for the Diocese of Lichfield one day a week.Read more
Autism awareness – Alfie
Hi I’m Alfie, I’m 21 and I’m from Yardley Baptist Church. Erm, I’ve got Asperger’s Syndrome which is a type of Autism, which is a condition which affects social communication and sensory processing.Read more
Hi, my name is Sarah, and I was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure aged 23. In this article I give suggestions about what a church can do to support people in their congregation who are similarly diagnosed. However, I will start with a short overview of the medical issues.Read more
Understanding Disability and Disabled People
Welcome to the HEBA Disability Justice Group web blogs. During 2022 the group will produce a series of articles about different aspects of disability and how disabled people can be enabled to participate in the life of our Baptist churches. This introductory article explores some of the ways that disability is understood and how disabled people are either excluded or included from society and church communities.Read more
Just a building?
Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”
Luke 21:5-6 (NIV)
I was recently asked to preach on this passage as part of a series through Luke and it got me thinking about the role that buildings can (and should?) play in our lives and in our worship.Read more