How to Tackle Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Your Disability Ministry
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How to Tackle Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Your Disability Ministry

When you see the word “creep” what comes to mind? Is it a green zombie character from Minecraft and the gamer world? Is it a song titled “Creep” released by TLC, Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, or Korn? Or is it of a strange dude with a mustache lurking in the shadows wearing nothing but a...

Why Does Disability Exist?
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Why Does Disability Exist?

Why does disability exist? That is probably the wrong question but it grabbed your attention! Specifically, this conversation is about trying to debunk commonly held beliefs surrounding why people are born with disabilities. This is not about those that acquire a disability as a result of aging, an accident, or another incident. The most commonly...

And I just thought I was just weird!
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And I just thought I was just weird!

Living with a condition that is typically laughed off, or at, and gets you characterized as weird, grouchy, or plain unreasonable is something that no one wishes for. That is part of my story. I often thought I was just weird or that something was wrong with me and I am pretty sure others did...

Is Disability Good or Bad?
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Is Disability Good or Bad?

What side of the fence do you land on? Is disability a positive or a negative? Is disability good or bad (evil)? Is disability a blessing or a curse? Many have argued this age-old conundrum. Most have sided with disability being negative, bad, evil, or a curse. Even the disciples of Jesus fell on this...

Free Pass
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Free Pass

Photo by billow926 on Unsplash   Only a few years ago Ability Ministry was an exhibitor at a large missionary conference where we had the opportunity to engage with different missionary leaders from all over the world. Conversations with missionaries were eye-opening as stories about the mistreatment of people with disabilities were shared from all...

Vision Drives Everything
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Vision Drives Everything

“Where there is no vision, the people perish; but happy is he who keeps the teaching.” Proverbs 29:18 MEV These are strong words! Vision is vitally important in our lives and our churches. Without a strong vision, we tend to flounder, lose purpose, and ultimately be led astray. What exactly is a vision? I like...

“A Taste of __________.” Event Idea
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“A Taste of __________.” Event Idea

Disability Ministry Event that promotes fun, awareness, inclusion, and volunteer recruitment (even volunteer recruitment of men at your church)! Many years ago, when my wife and I lived in Cincinnati, OH we loved attending all the different suburbs “Taste of” events. For example, a “Taste of Blue Ash” was in a suburb just north of...

50 Disability Ministry Words of Wisdom
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50 Disability Ministry Words of Wisdom

50 Words of wisdom gained from years of Disability Ministry adventures The disability community is the largest unreached people group in the world The disability community is the only mission field that exists in every community You do not have to travel over an ocean to “go on mission” reaching the disability community for Christ...

Fight for your Flock
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Fight for your Flock

There is a multitude of reasons why people have disengaged: rational and irrational fears and people taking legitimate caution are probably the two that would be the most talked-about and accepted. I believe however the real reason why people have disengaged lies in a lack of true pre-pandemic relational connections. If people are connected to...