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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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The Grinch Misunderstood

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Growing up one of my favorite Christmas stories and TV specials was How The Grinch Who Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss. There was always something about the Grinch that loved. Maybe it was his cute dog, his mischievous spirit, or the whole redemption story angle thing. Now reading it as an adult for the one-millionth […]
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If you have a pulse, you have a purpose.

The following headline recently came across my social media feed. “Canada will soon allow medically assisted dying for mental illness." I was beyond disgusted and naively thought this cannot be true. Then after sharing the article with a friend, Dr. Stephen Grcevich, he referred me to another article that made me even sicker than I […]
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Sin Separates Us from God: Object Lesson

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Sin has a devasting effect on people’s lives. Its worst consequence is the fact that it separates people from God. “It is your sins that separate you from your God. He turns away from you when he sees them.” Isaiah 59:2 ERV Nothing could be worse than having God turn away from you. So, exactly […]
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Tie-Dyed Ministry

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I live in a town that has an entire festival in the spring dedicated to tie-dyed clothing. Well, it is more than just tie-dyed clothing. It is three days of vegetarian food, drum circles, vendors selling homemade jewelry and homegrown succulents, and lots of shoeless children running around the grass in the warm late spring […]
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Church Day Services Program

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As part of the Disability Ministry Sunday recently at First Christian Church, they showed this video highlighting what they do and why they do it. The goal of the Day Services program at First Christian Church of Canton Ohio is to point people toward Christ while giving them an enriching experience and helping them feel […]
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Kindness Bingo

Kindness Bingo Challenge Activity Cards and Pens
The world is in desperate need of people practicing kindness. Too often when people open their social media feeds or their televisions they see no shortage of hatred, gossip, and outright sin. Darkness is filling our world. Fight it with kindness! “Be kind and loving to each other.” Ephesians 4:32 ERV The Kindness Bingo game […]
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Keep Fighting!

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What typically happens in our culture when things get difficult or don’t go people’s way? People quit. It is always easier to give up than to keep fighting. Turnover in the field of disability is the norm, not the exception. There is a 44% turnover rate with DSPs (Direct Support Professionals). At any given time, […]
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3 Must Have FREE Resources For Disability Ministry Volunteers

Free disability ministry resources
Whether you are brand new to volunteering in disability ministry or you are a seasoned veteran we have three FREE resources that will help you take the next step in becoming more effective in your current role. There is no better place to start than building a strong biblical foundation. Jesus said in Luke 6:47-49: […]
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Just Being Accessible Isn’t Enough

If someone were to ask you, “Was God accessible to people in the Old Testament?” How would you respond? The answer may not be as simple as you think. The answer is technically, yes. God was accessible in the Old Testament, but His accessibility was extremely limited and only made available through a very strict […]
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