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Tic-Tac-Toe: Fun Game to Add to Your Class

A man showcasing a Tic-Tac-Toe game on a white board as part of the curriculum.
“Does anyone remember anything we are teaching?” That is a thought that I continually have after every Sunday.  There have been times when I look out to the class and it feels as if nobody is paying attention to anything I am saying.  I want so badly for our message to connect and become a […]
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Podcast: Getting Men Involved with Disability Ministry

Podcast: Involving Men in Disability Ministry with a Smiling Man
In this episode of Start With Hello: Conversations About Disability, Jason covers a few stats surrounding men being involved in the church, divorce, as well as creative ways to get men to step up and become more engaged with disability ministry. Resources mentioned in this episode: Helpful articles and statistics:
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Perfection, Formation, and Discipleship

I have some news to share that may be sobering to ministry leaders: there will never be a perfectly executed Sunday school class. Anywhere. Ever. In fact, every Sunday, imperfect classes are executed across the globe in thousands of communities. But here is the good news. Maybe the BEST news: God, in His ever-perfect nature, […]
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Wait, you don’t use a visual schedule in your classroom!?!? Yikes, you must like chaos.

Free Visual Schedule Download
What is a visual schedule? A visual schedule is a set of images, icons, symbols, or words representing the sequence of activities and tasks students will encounter throughout their day. These schedules can be displayed on a wall, a whiteboard, or even on a tablet or computer screen. The primary goal is to create predictability […]
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8 Reasons Why Every Classroom Needs a “How am I feeling today?” Chart

How Am I Feeling Today Chart - Free Download
Understanding a child’s emotions is crucial for several reasons. When educators can empathize and comprehend the emotions of their students, they can create a more welcoming, supportive, and conducive learning environment. Here are some ways understanding a child’s emotions helps in any classroom: Understanding how the children entering your classroom are doing emotionally is a […]
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Top 10 Benefits of Having Classroom Rules

Classroom Rules for Disability Ministry
Classroom rules play a vital role in creating a positive classroom environment for both students and teachers. The following are the top ten reasons every classroom should have a set of rules posted. Okay, I think we can all agree on the importance of having classroom rules both posted and agreed upon in your disability […]
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For US

For All Of You, For All Of Us
Recently, I stayed the night at a lake house with some friends. We ate snacks, hung out by the beach, and slept on our memory foam pillows. At the same time, a few miles away, dozens of athletes were preparing for an ultra marathon, running 100 miles through the mountains and the foothills. Runners ran […]
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Jesus Cares About Everyone

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Bronwyn peached at University Covenant Church recently as part of their series called, “Breakaway to the High Seas.” In this video, she speaks about Jesus’ invitation to be in His crew and how He loves, cares for and protects us.
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Special Fathers Network Podcast

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President and CEO Ryan Wolfe was recently a guest on the Special Fathers Network podcast. Listen here: Listen to “Dad to Dad 259 – Ryan Wolfe of Canton, OH Is President & Executive Director Of Ability Ministry, Equipping Churches To Embrace Disability” on Spreaker.
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Will Anyone Attend?

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Today I did a funeral for an individual with IDD in my community at the request of his ward. His ward said, “I would not expect anyone to come.” Outside of us, not a single person came to the hour-long visitation before the funeral service. I proceeded with the funeral service because this individual, and […]
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