50 Disability Ministry Words of Wisdom
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50 Disability Ministry Words of Wisdom

50 Words of wisdom gained from years of Disability Ministry adventures The disability community is the largest unreached people group in the world The disability community is the only mission field that exists in every community You do not have to travel over an ocean to “go on mission” reaching the disability community for Christ...

Who Are We? Inclusion in Any Sized Church
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Who Are We? Inclusion in Any Sized Church

“Bronwyn…wait…” I momentarily snapped out of my inner chaos and turned around. “Hey, how are you feeling about all of this?”. I looked at the rain that began to fall all around us and rolled up my child’s freshly printed assessment results in my hands over and over. “If you ever want to meet and...

Fight for your Flock
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Fight for your Flock

There is a multitude of reasons why people have disengaged: rational and irrational fears and people taking legitimate caution are probably the two that would be the most talked-about and accepted. I believe however the real reason why people have disengaged lies in a lack of true pre-pandemic relational connections. If people are connected to...

Shine On: Tim Tebow Foundation
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Shine On: Tim Tebow Foundation

In 2015 the Tim Tebow Foundation launched the first Night to Shine proms. These events are truly unforgettable experiences centered on God’s love for people with special needs. In 2021 the Night to Shine prom movements has reached over 700 churches, in 30+ countries, celebrating more than 100,000 kings and queens. While families and churches...

Keep Going: When Ministry Moves at a Glacial Pace
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Keep Going: When Ministry Moves at a Glacial Pace

There is a line in the movie The Devil Wears Prada that Meryl Streep’s character delivers so flawlessly, I still quote it 15 years after the movie’s release. In expressing her contempt for the work pace of her intern, Streep says simply “By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills...

Taylor’s Testimony
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Taylor’s Testimony

“Through me just living my life the best that I can, I think then, Christ’s glory is shown and I am able to fulfill his purpose for my life.” This is Taylor’s testimony.   Thank you to the great team at First Christian Church of Canton for providing this video. Ability MinistryEquipping and empowering disability...

Sometimes It’s OK to Throw Things at Church
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Sometimes It’s OK to Throw Things at Church

There was a small part of me that was hesitant to even type those words. It should go without saying that the last action we want to encourage in our ministries is throwing an object. However, here is an instance where I feel we can bend the rules just a tad. In the teen special...

Disability Ministry Done Right
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Disability Ministry Done Right

Have you ever heard of the word GIDER? No, it is not the first part of the well-known Larry the Cable Guy’s saying, “GIT-R-Done!” Though it is something every local church should “get done.” If you are a Scrabble pro and you are tempted to grab your dictionary let me save you the time. You...

3 Ways to Make Your Egg Hunt Accessible
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3 Ways to Make Your Egg Hunt Accessible

Is your church planning an Easter egg hunt this year? Thoughtfully structuring your egg hunt with all participants in mind will communicate to participants that they are seen, known, and loved. Consider implementing these three steps to make your hunt accessible and inclusive for all. Communicate expectations clearly to all participants Perhaps the best way...

Names > Numbers
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Names > Numbers

“What’s the number of the day? What’s the number of the day? The number of the day is…” I can still hear the Count from Sesame Street singing this intro song. Listening with anticipation wondering what the number of the day was going to be on this next episode. Over and over again I watched...