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Tie-Dyed Ministry

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I live in a town that has an entire festival in the spring dedicated to tie-dyed clothing. Well, it is more than just tie-dyed clothing. It is three days of vegetarian food, drum circles, vendors selling homemade jewelry and homegrown succulents, and lots of shoeless children running around the grass in the warm late spring […]
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Church Day Services Program

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As part of the Disability Ministry Sunday recently at First Christian Church, they showed this video highlighting what they do and why they do it. The goal of the Day Services program at First Christian Church of Canton Ohio is to point people toward Christ while giving them an enriching experience and helping them feel […]
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Keep Fighting!

Two men, with both hands interlocked, facing each other with their heads down in what appears to be a physical altercation.
What typically happens in our culture when things get difficult or don’t go people’s way? People quit. It is always easier to give up than to keep fighting. Turnover in the field of disability is the norm, not the exception. There is a 44% turnover rate with DSPs (Direct Support Professionals). At any given time, […]
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3 Must Have FREE Resources For Disability Ministry Volunteers

Free disability ministry resources
Whether you are brand new to volunteering in disability ministry or you are a seasoned veteran we have three FREE resources that will help you take the next step in becoming more effective in your current role. There is no better place to start than building a strong biblical foundation. Jesus said in Luke 6:47-49: […]
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Just Being Accessible Isn’t Enough

If someone were to ask you, “Was God accessible to people in the Old Testament?” How would you respond? The answer may not be as simple as you think. The answer is technically, yes. God was accessible in the Old Testament, but His accessibility was extremely limited and only made available through a very strict […]
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Mission Emphasis Sunday with Gary Spangler

Gary Spangler with Ability Ministry preaching on Mission Emphasis Sunday at Northampton Christian Church.
Gary Spangler preaching on Mission Emphasis Sunday at Northampton Christian Church on August 28, 2022. Sermon shared with permission from Northampton Christian Church.
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2 Must Have FREE Resources For Disability Ministry Leaders

Must Have FREE Resources For Disability Ministry Leaders
Whether you are a brand new Disability Ministry Leader or you are a seasoned veteran we have two FREE resources that will help you take your ministry to the next level. What does the Bible say about disability? There is no better place to start than building a strong biblical foundation. Jesus said in Luke […]
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Volunteer Bucket Filling

Occasionally, I have the opportunity to work alongside the staff and students of our inclusive weekday preschool at my church. One of the most frequent and enduring concepts we teach our students is how to be a bucket filler. We can fill others’ buckets by performing acts of kindness, offering help, expressing appreciation, being an […]
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I Saw the Signs!

I Saw the Signs
*Before I begin, if you are a regular reader of our blog allow me to tell you that this article is off-topic from the regular content, Disability Ministry, that you’ve come to expect. That being said, I believe this may be one of the most important things you will read in the coming days. It […]
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Why our church should start a Disability Ministry

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Did you know how the vast majority of disability ministries got started? Let me give you a few multiple-choice answers. You pick and see if you are right. Most disability ministries are started by: (A) A pastor with a degree in disability ministry (B) A pastor with a calling from God (C) A contracted worker […]
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