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Podcast: Tales From Consulting

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Have you ever heard this given as a reason why a church has no disability ministry? “We don’t have a disability ministry at our church because there aren’t any people here with a disability.” Perhaps you have even said that yourself. Ryan Wolfe, president and executive director of Ability Ministry joins the conversation today to […]
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Standing Still Isn’t an Option | Next Level 2024

A notebook checklist that leaves no check mark next to disability ministry.
What is the Next Level Conference? The Next Level Conference is a Leadership Conference for pastors, elders, church leaders, and volunteers. The theme this year is “Standing Still Isn’t an Option” and we could not agree more. The conference will help church leaders understand how to successfully navigate the inevitable reality of change in ministry. […]
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Build a Bunker or Buckle Up!

The entrance to a concrete bunker in the woods.
If you thought 2020 and the few years following were wild you had better buckle up. 2024 is stepping up to the plate and saying hold my beer. Let’s look at a few things that have already happened in the first week of 2024 or will happen soon. Hopefully, you won’t read this and think […]
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Top 4 Reasons Not to Start a Disability Ministry

Top 4 reasons not to start a disability ministry.
It’s a long story, but one day my friend and I got kicked off a bus in New York, with about a dozen other people, and walked aimlessly for hours until we reached our destination. We had never been to New York before, so when we were quite literally kicked to the curb, we found […]
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No Room at the Inn for Them

A wooden nativity scene with a light shining on it in a room.
When you think of the Christmas story one of the most celebrated objects is the manger. A feeding box for animals that became the makeshift cradle for the Savior of the world, baby Jesus. The late nineteenth-century Christmas carol “Away in a Manger” by William J. Kirkpatrick remains one of the most beloved Christmas songs […]
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Jesus Purposefully Made People Unfollow Him

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People today will do almost anything to build a platform of followers. Once a platform of followers is built people walk a fine line trying not to offend anyone in fear of having people unfollow them. What I find interesting is that Jesus did the exact opposite several times over the years of his public […]
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Devastating Moments Can Be Motivating Moments

Devastation
Thinking back 29 years ago I can still remember the stinging feeling of devastation. I was a freshman in a Christian college studying to become a Pastor. While I was not exactly sure yet of my exact ministry path, I felt that God was shaping my gifting and He wanted me to use my creativity […]
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What if God was a wheelchair user?

What if God was a wheelchair user?
Hypothetical question! Would your view of God change if you found out He was a wheelchair user? Give it a minute and think about it before you answer this question. I’d like to believe we would say, “No! my view of God would absolutely not change.” But would it? Consider President Franklin Delano Rosevelt. President […]
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Effectively Implementing Supports in Children’s Disability Ministry

A girl in a wheelchair utilizing assistive technology to access a laptop.
When I was a special education teacher, I spent five days a week, six hours a day for 180 days with my students. I quickly got to know their strengths, their likes and dislikes, and challenges and was able to use all of that information in creating and implementing support plans for each student. When […]
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Being Thankful In A Shook Up World

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I don’t know about you but my life sure feels shaken up over the last three years. Dealing with chronic pain and enduring six major surgeries over 25 months has taken a major toll.   How about you? If you are a person with a disability, the feeling of being shaken up is all too […]
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