The Pandemic Time Machine
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The Pandemic Time Machine

“The church must change!” That statement is wrong. The church has changed. The questions are: How much? Are church leaders willing to not only acknowledge but embrace that change, let go of church “as they knew it”, and rechart a new course? How much has the church changed? Let me address the first question in...

Wait, Don’t Stop!
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Wait, Don’t Stop!

Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan comes to Ability Ministry with 15+ years of ministry experience. He previously worked at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio as their full-time Disability Pastor. He also worked as a Church Consultant for Key...

How You See Others Matters
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How You See Others Matters

On several occasions in Luke chapter 18, Jesus makes the point that how you view other people matters a great deal. For the sake of this discussion, we will only focus on one of those examples. The Pharisee and the tax collector In this story, Jesus compares to people who would have been viewed as...

Thoughts on Inclusion from Guy’s Night
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Thoughts on Inclusion from Guy’s Night

Jason MorrisonJason joins the Ability Ministry team and brings over 20 years of graphic design and marketing experience to the table. He has handled projects from local start-up businesses to publicly owned internationally based companies, including a Shark Tank company. Jason currently reside in Louisville with his wife, two daughters, and dog Pepper. In his...

IndispensABLE Disability Ministry Leader Online Gathering – May 28, 2020
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IndispensABLE Disability Ministry Leader Online Gathering – May 28, 2020

“Every parent wants to know their child is loved by someone else.” – Wendy Wilken In this online gathering, Wendy Wilken spoke about ways disability ministries can partner with families. Below are some of the links shared during our discussion. My Friends My Teachers All of the documents and resources Wendy is referencing can be...

Intro to Social Media for Disability Ministry
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Intro to Social Media for Disability Ministry

Jason MorrisonJason joins the Ability Ministry team and brings over 20 years of graphic design and marketing experience to the table. He has handled projects from local start-up businesses to publicly owned internationally based companies, including a Shark Tank company. Jason currently reside in Louisville with his wife, two daughters, and dog Pepper. In his...

New Year, New Vision
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New Year, New Vision

New Year’s resolutions Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? Most of us have. The idea of being able to start fresh and to chart the course with a new beginning is always refreshing. The question is how often are New Year’s resolutions successful? Statistics, however, show that seven days into the New Year...

Ability Ministry Exciting Transitions
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Ability Ministry Exciting Transitions

As God continues to bless this ministry, the Board of Directors has some very exciting news to share with you. The Board has set apart Ryan Wolfe as the next President/Executive Director of Ability Ministry effective January 1, 2020. Ryan was hired a few years ago by our current Executive Director, Gary Spangler, as he...

The Path Toward Being Embraced – Training Video
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The Path Toward Being Embraced – Training Video

What is the biggest issue facing the disability community? The list is long but no doubt at the top of that list is the issue of isolation. This training video covers the path that will lead those in isolation toward being embraced by the church. Download the presentation and free resource document, click here. Read...

A Philosophical Shift to Disability Ministry (Part 1 of 5)
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A Philosophical Shift to Disability Ministry (Part 1 of 5)

When my family moved into our home on Northfield Avenue, we loved our large backyard where deer routinely wandered by our windows. At the time, our children were young, and they marveled at the deer as they passed by. Our family was so fascinated by the deer that we put out salt-licks to coax them...