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Will Anyone Attend?

Black and white image of a hand holding a black notebook, small bouquet of flowers and notecard.
Today I did a funeral for an individual with IDD in my community at the request of his ward. His ward said, “I would not expect anyone to come.” Outside of us, not a single person came to the hour-long visitation before the funeral service. I proceeded with the funeral service because this individual, and […]
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Formalizing A Ministry in 4 Steps

Formalizing A Ministry in 4 Steps
From Ryan Wolfe’s presentation at the All Access Disability Ministry Conference in 2023. If you need help with any of the material presented, let’s set up a free consultation and talk!
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First Impressions

First Impressions Checklist for Disability Ministries
You have heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is unequivocally true in all sectors of life, including disability ministry. Do you know where most families affected by disability get their first impression of your church? Online! Does your disability ministry have an online presence? If not, […]
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It’s Okay to Say No

Its OK to Say No
What is a disability ministry leader’s greatest resource? It is not a big budget, designated space, or even having the ear of the Lead Pastor. The greatest resource of a disability ministry leader is a bought-in volunteer. If volunteer teams do not grow at the same rate as disability ministry events and programming, there comes […]
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What to Do When You Suspect Abuse or Neglect

A man standing very close to an older woman and is screaming at her. She is crying.
Ministry is messy because it involves broken people. If you are in ministry for any amount of time you will encounter heartbreaking brokenness of abuse and neglect. Abuse and neglect are especially prevalent in the disability community and churches must be prepared when, not if, they encounter it. The United States Department of Justice reports […]
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God Always Keeps His Promises: Taste & See The Rainbow Activity

Taste & See The Rainbow Activity
What is a promise? It is a formal agreement between two people. A commitment to do, or not to do, something both now and in the future. The Bible is full of promises! Some have counted as many as 7,000 to 8,000 different promises in the pages of scripture. Some of the most important is […]
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Create a Masterpiece

Create a Masterpiece
I will be honest. When I look in the mirror I don’t often say, “Wow! That dude is a masterpiece!” I can easily get down on myself for not looking like, or feeling like, a work of art. Good thing that God doesn’t see in me all the things that I get hung up on. […]
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Legos Bring Lessons To Life

Lego Activity
Are your lessons getting stale or falling flat? Are people failing to engage? Do you feel like you are talking, and no one is listening? It happens! Don’t sweat it. There are a few easy ways to drive engagement in your lessons. All it takes is a giant bin of Legos! Let me explain how […]
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Disability?

The classic 1964 claymation film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has so many parallels to real-life situations for individuals with disabilities. Some are truly cringeworthy moments that I never picked up on as a child watching this movie during every holiday season. Let’s recap a few and see what we can learn! I promise you will […]
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Disability Ministry is a Thermostat Ministry

Thermostat
There is an obvious difference between a thermometer and a thermostat. A thermometer tells the temperature of the room while a thermostat not only tells you the temperature but also can change the temperature in a room. In churches, there are both thermometer and thermostat ministries. Thermometer ministries reveal or expose the health of the […]
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