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Press Start

A text message that says, hey call when you've got a minute, we have a kid down - Press Start.
“Hey, call me when you’ve got a minute. We have a kid with Down syndrome who started coming to church. What kind of stuff do we need in our class for them?” “Can I share contact info with our children’s pastor? Our kindergarten class has twins with autism and the pastor is overwhelmed and unsure […]
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Puzzles and Fruit of the Spirit

A table with several pieces of paper that say fruit of the spirit, auto draft.
For those of you who have taught disability ministry, I am hoping that I am not alone in the feeling I am about to describe here. I can recall several times when I was up in front of the classroom, teaching our teen disability class at church, only to look out and get the feeling […]
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AI, Chatbots, and Disability Ministry

Would you like to explore our AI-powered Chatbots for our Disability Ministry programs?
I try to limit my time on Facebook as much as possible. In fact, my screen time limit on my phone is set to just 10 minutes. I figure that is more than enough time on the average day. When I decide to use Facebook, I do my best to focus on using it as […]
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Disability Ministry Curriculum Catalog

Curriculum catalog for disability ministry.
We have developed, and continue to develop, a wide variety of disability ministry curriculum to prayerfully apply to any class setting. We began by offering our “traditional” curriculum, which is our way of say it is PowerPoint-driven, for both adults and children. When we develop curriculum for adults, it is written for adults. We never […]
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Review: The Brick Bible

Review: The Brick Bible and New Testament.
What is the Brick Bible? It is a retelling of the Bible using Legos by Brendan Powell Smith released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2001. The Brick Bible covers many of the Bible’s main stories and even some lesser-known stories beautifully depicted in 1,400 different illustrations over 576 full-color pages. Text is based on translations using […]
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Tic-Tac-Toe: Fun Game to Add to Your Class

A man showcasing a Tic-Tac-Toe game on a white board as part of the curriculum.
“Does anyone remember anything we are teaching?” That is a thought that I continually have after every Sunday.  There have been times when I look out to the class and it feels as if nobody is paying attention to anything I am saying.  I want so badly for our message to connect and become a […]
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Podcast: Getting Men Involved with Disability Ministry

Podcast: Involving Men in Disability Ministry with a Smiling Man
In this episode of Start With Hello: Conversations About Disability, Jason covers a few stats surrounding men being involved in the church, divorce, as well as creative ways to get men to step up and become more engaged with disability ministry. Resources mentioned in this episode: Helpful articles and statistics:
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Perfection, Formation, and Discipleship

I have some news to share that may be sobering to ministry leaders: there will never be a perfectly executed Sunday school class. Anywhere. Ever. In fact, every Sunday, imperfect classes are executed across the globe in thousands of communities. But here is the good news. Maybe the BEST news: God, in His ever-perfect nature, […]
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Wait, you don’t use a visual schedule in your classroom!?!? Yikes, you must like chaos.

Free Visual Schedule Download
What is a visual schedule? A visual schedule is a set of images, icons, symbols, or words representing the sequence of activities and tasks students will encounter throughout their day. These schedules can be displayed on a wall, a whiteboard, or even on a tablet or computer screen. The primary goal is to create predictability […]
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8 Reasons Why Every Classroom Needs a “How am I feeling today?” Chart

How Am I Feeling Today Chart - Free Download
Understanding a child’s emotions is crucial for several reasons. When educators can empathize and comprehend the emotions of their students, they can create a more welcoming, supportive, and conducive learning environment. Here are some ways understanding a child’s emotions helps in any classroom: Understanding how the children entering your classroom are doing emotionally is a […]
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