Beauty Belongs to Everyone – IFL2022
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Beauty Belongs to Everyone – IFL2022

History has not been kind to people who live with disabilities. People have been ostracized, segregated, neglected, abused, aborted, and murdered as a result of disability. Why? Because we have been taught that disability is ugly, undesirable, shameful, and should be either hidden away or disposed of. What if there was something that the Church...

5 Ways To Get New Volunteers Engaged In Disability Ministry
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5 Ways To Get New Volunteers Engaged In Disability Ministry

Photo courtesy disabilityisbeautiful.com. As much as you need new volunteers in Disability Ministry, new volunteers need you! Never take for granted the small things that you think should be obvious to everyone in your ministry. Below are 5 simple ways to get your new volunteers engaged. Fail to do so and you will struggle with...

Lessons from the Life of David: Curriculum Preview
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Lessons from the Life of David: Curriculum Preview

In this series, your group will learn five important life lessons from the life of David. Yes, David was a mighty warrior that would become a King, but that does not mean we cannot relate to him. David struggled with common things like being overlooked, standing up to bullies, navigating difficult relationships, making big mistakes,...

Easter
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Easter

Someone told me not long ago “Christmas is like the Super Bowl of Christianity”. I thought about that claim for a moment and replied “I think the Super Bowl is probably Easter…”. Though the Christmas season is profound in its own right, Easter is the single most impactful event in the history of the world....

With
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With

Nearly two years ago, I built a shed. A few weeks ago, I got around to painting it. The delay between building it and painting it was quite intentional. The shed is actually a large resin shed I built with a friend at church as we worked to reopen our inclusive weekday preschool in the...

Not of This World
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Not of This World

I am reminded that we are not of this world more and more each day. “But we are citizens of heaven. And we can hardly wait for a Savior from there. He is the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:20 NIRV Today, I did a double-take when I read a headline that Facebook (META) was temporarily...

For Lent: Giving Up
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For Lent: Giving Up

The Lenten season is upon us. It takes only a moment to scroll through social media to find any number of announcements of people pausing their Instagram notifications for the next 40 days, abandoning Wordle until Easter morning, and throwing out all chocolate-based desserts until April 17. Changing established patterns of behavior and thought can...

Disability Ministry Volunteer Training Exercise
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Disability Ministry Volunteer Training Exercise

If you are looking for a quick volunteer training idea for your Disability Ministry look no further than this deeply impactful experience. Forgive Us Our Trespasses is a powerful short film (10 minutes in length) on Netflix created by filmmaker Ashley Eakin. The short starts with a quote from German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The test...

Which is easier?
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Which is easier?

Which is easier: Starting a disability ministry or getting into an NBA All-Star event? I recently attended an NBA All-Star event in Cleveland, OH. I was shocked at how difficult it was to gain entry into an event, and it got me wondering. What is easier? Starting a Disability Ministry or going to an NBA...

Restoring Confidence in the Church
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Restoring Confidence in the Church

Lifeway Research recently published an article titled “22 Vital Stats for Ministry in 2022.”  Within this article are many eye-opening statistics. I want to focus only on two today. Two that left me heartbroken. 39% of Americans see Pastors as honest. American’s positive opinions on the ethics of Pastors have declined eight of the past...