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What the Old Testament has to say about Disability (Part 3 of 4)

Don’t believe the lie We’ve been following the account of King David and Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel 9. When King David summons Mephibosheth, he is found living in a place called Lo-Debar. Lo-Debar was not a nice place. It was isolated, dry, and desolate. Not your ideal vacation destination. If you were born in Lo-Debar, […]
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What the Old Testament says about Disability (Part 2 of 4)

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Don’t just ignore the attitude After the short mention of five-year- old Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel 4:4, we don’t hear anything about him for the next five chapters. Those five chapters cover many years of biblical history, and when we reach 2 Samuel chapter 9, Mephibosheth is a grown man with a son of his […]
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What the Old Testament says about Disability (Part 1 of 4)

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When a moment changes everything There are moments in life that are burned into our memories. They may be great moments like a wedding day, graduation, or the birth of a child. Or they may be moments you wish you could delete from your mind—the death of a loved one, job loss, or divorce. Several […]
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Transitions: What Will Ministry Look Like Without You? (Part 3 of 3)

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The true mark of a healthy transition is how you leave your ministry. You should be able to look back and see that ministry is continuing as normal despite your absence. Everything you leave behind should be able to stand on its own two legs. What do I mean by that? I simply mean that […]
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Transitions: How Do I Tell Everyone? (Part 2 of 3)

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Once you have determined that God is calling you to a new Kingdom assignment, the next part of your process should be building a communication plan. Leaving one Kingdom assignment for another can be emotional, especially as you communicate your transition to those that you have worked with closely and care for deeply. Putting intentional […]
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Transitions: What is God’s will? (Part 1 of 3)

After serving in full-time ministry at the same church for 15 years, I have felt an urging from God that He has a new Kingdom assignment for me. During my time at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio, I have served in roles ranging from Children’s Pastor, to Middle School Pastor, to Family Pastor, to […]
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Mentoring Young Adults With Disabilities

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Apocalyptic-type movies are not my favorite because they all have the same basic plot, and they create an overinflated sense of impending doom. However, I do think there is something we can learn from them. In 1998, Morgan Freeman played the role of the President in a movie titled Deep Impact. This storyline showed a […]
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More Alike Than Different | Disability Ministry Sunday

More Alike Than Different by Ryan Wolfe. Sermon from First Christian Church Canton Ohio Disability Ministry Sunday, 2017.
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Old School: Isaiah | Disability Ministry Sermon

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Ryan Wolfe wraps up the summer series through the Old Testament – Old School at First Christian Church Canton (September 4, 2016). He invites his friend Nick Doll to recap their first disability ministry mission trip to Detroit.
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I Belong | Disability Ministry Sunday

I belong
Sermon by Ryan Wolfe at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio
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