Running for Office as a Person With Disability
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Running for Office as a Person With Disability

Running for political office is an effective way to influence change in your community especially for those who are underrepresented and often ignored. “Nothing About Us, Without Us” is a powerful slogan to draw strength from when running for elected office as a person living with a disability. With only a handful of people with...

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How to Tackle Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Your Disability Ministry
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How to Tackle Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Your Disability Ministry

When you see the word “creep” what comes to mind? Is it a green zombie character from Minecraft and the gamer world? Is it a song titled “Creep” released by TLC, Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, or Korn? Or is it of a strange dude with a mustache lurking in the shadows wearing nothing but a...

Why Does Disability Exist?
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Why Does Disability Exist?

Why does disability exist? That is probably the wrong question but it grabbed your attention! Specifically, this conversation is about trying to debunk commonly held beliefs surrounding why people are born with disabilities. This is not about those that acquire a disability as a result of aging, an accident, or another incident. The most commonly...

And I just thought I was just weird!
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And I just thought I was just weird!

Living with a condition that is typically laughed off, or at, and gets you characterized as weird, grouchy, or plain unreasonable is something that no one wishes for. That is part of my story. I often thought I was just weird or that something was wrong with me and I am pretty sure others did...

Is Disability Good or Bad?
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Is Disability Good or Bad?

What side of the fence do you land on? Is disability a positive or a negative? Is disability good or bad (evil)? Is disability a blessing or a curse? Many have argued this age-old conundrum. Most have sided with disability being negative, bad, evil, or a curse. Even the disciples of Jesus fell on this...

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,...