Just Being Accessible Isn’t Enough
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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...

Mission Emphasis Sunday with Gary Spangler
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Mission Emphasis Sunday with Gary Spangler

Gary Spangler preaching on Mission Emphasis Sunday at Northampton Christian Church on August 28, 2022. Sermon shared with permission from Northampton Christian Church. 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...

2 Must Have FREE Resources For Disability Ministry Leaders
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2 Must Have FREE Resources For Disability Ministry Leaders

Whether you are a brand new Disability Ministry Leader or you are a seasoned veteran we have two FREE resources that will help you take your ministry to the next level. What does the Bible say about disability? There is no better place to start than building a strong biblical foundation. Jesus said in Luke...

Volunteer Bucket Filling
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Volunteer Bucket Filling

Occasionally, I have the opportunity to work alongside the staff and students of our inclusive weekday preschool at my church. One of the most frequent and enduring concepts we teach our students is how to be a bucket filler. We can fill others’ buckets by performing acts of kindness, offering help, expressing appreciation, being an...

I Saw the Signs!
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I Saw the Signs!

*Before I begin, if you are a regular reader of our blog allow me to tell you that this article is off-topic from the regular content, Disability Ministry, that you’ve come to expect. That being said, I believe this may be one of the most important things you will read in the coming days. It...

Why our church should start a Disability Ministry
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Why our church should start a Disability Ministry

Photo source: DisabilityIsBeautiful.com Did you know how the vast majority of disability ministries got started? Let me give you a few multiple-choice answers. You pick and see if you are right. Most disability ministries are started by: (A) A pastor with a degree in disability ministry (B) A pastor with a calling from God (C)...

Disability Ministry Curriculum Overview
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Disability Ministry Curriculum Overview

Whether in the process of starting a disability ministry or looking for a new curriculum to use in your already established ministry, the search for curriculum can be daunting. What curriculum is best? How easy is it to integrate into my class? Is it meant for adults or kids? Does it have any activities included?...

Disability Myths
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Disability Myths

What is a myth? By definition, it is something fictitious but widely accepted as a fact. Dicitionay.com defines a myth as “an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.” When it comes to disabilities there are numerous myths, or false beliefs, that have been ingrained into humanity from the...

There are NO Ugly Ducklings
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There are NO Ugly Ducklings

Photo courtesy disabilityisbeautiful.com Many are familiar with the 1843 Danish fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Anderson. If you are not familiar with the story here is a synopsis. “When the story begins, a mother duck’s eggs hatch. One of the little birds is perceived by the other birds and animals on the...

Lack of Accessibility Robs People of their Dignity
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Lack of Accessibility Robs People of their Dignity

Photo courtesy of disabilityisbeautiful.com What is dignity? By definition, dignity is the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect. To have a proper understanding of dignity we must understand the difference between respect and dignity. Respect comes from the Latin word respectus, meaning “to look back at.” Acknowledging someone because of their...