Free Pass
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Free Pass

Photo by billow926 on Unsplash   Only a few years ago Ability Ministry was an exhibitor at a large missionary conference where we had the opportunity to engage with different missionary leaders from all over the world. Conversations with missionaries were eye-opening as stories about the mistreatment of people with disabilities were shared from all...

How a Broken Foot Helped Me Rethink Accessibility in the Church
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How a Broken Foot Helped Me Rethink Accessibility in the Church

I broke my foot twice in college. Once during an epic semi-final indoor soccer tournament and once during a very routine jog to first base in a co-ed intramural softball game. Altogether, I spent the better part of two months on crutches or in a cumbersome, hard-sided therapeutic boot. I would hobble from the parking...

Strategies for Engagement
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Strategies for Engagement

President Ryan Wolfe talks to disability ministry volunteers at Southeast Christian Church about strategies for engagement in their classes. See also: Fun Time Fillers Bible Recommendations 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...

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Navigating the Land In-Between

Disability ministry volunteer training from Ability Ministry President Ryan Wolfe at Southeast 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 companies, including a Shark Tank company. Jason...

Fun Disability Ministry Class Activity on a Budget
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Fun Disability Ministry Class Activity on a Budget

Run out of ideas for a fun activity for your disability ministry class?  Need something that is fun for everyone and won’t break the bank? I was in the same boat this last week for the teen class at Southeast Christian Church.  There are many activities we can all participate in that are fun, however,...

Building Inclusive Culture in a Small Church
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Building Inclusive Culture in a Small Church

There is a very popular warehouse store close to my house where you can buy nearly anything in bulk. Need 300 packs of cheese crackers? Aisle 4. Four dozen dishrags? Aisle 12. Sheet cakes the size of Nebraska? At the bakery in the back. While many in my community thoroughly enjoy the thrill of purchasing...

Trivia Night: Getting Men Involved in Disability Ministry
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Trivia Night: Getting Men Involved in Disability Ministry

When I first got started with disability ministry, it was not a grand calling.  I did not wake up in the middle of the night with a vision from God who provided a clear direction for ministry.  My introduction to truly serving the disability community was far less extravagant.  Mary Tatum, who runs the Shine...

Vision Drives Everything
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Vision Drives Everything

“Where there is no vision, the people perish; but happy is he who keeps the teaching.” Proverbs 29:18 MEV These are strong words! Vision is vitally important in our lives and our churches. Without a strong vision, we tend to flounder, lose purpose, and ultimately be led astray. What exactly is a vision? I like...

Memory Verse Scramble Activity
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Memory Verse Scramble Activity

Finding a creative and inclusive activity that brings the entire classroom together while at the same time, incorporates the weekly lesson isn’t always super easy to come up with. In our teen class at Southeast Christian Church, our group seems to really enjoy the hands-on activities.  I am always looking to find ways that we...

“A Taste of __________.” Event Idea
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“A Taste of __________.” Event Idea

Disability Ministry Event that promotes fun, awareness, inclusion, and volunteer recruitment (even volunteer recruitment of men at your church)! Many years ago, when my wife and I lived in Cincinnati, OH we loved attending all the different suburbs “Taste of” events. For example, a “Taste of Blue Ash” was in a suburb just north of...