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Disability Ministry Sunday

Many churches over the years have held special Sundays highlighting different ministry areas or community opportunities. Probably the most well known special Sunday is when churches allow their youth ministry to take over. Every element of the service is planned and conducted by the youth of the church. These are great Sundays! They both highlight […]
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The Path Toward Being Embraced

Luke 14:4 reads, “But they remained silent. So Jesus took hold of the man and healed him. Then he sent him away.” You could also read this verse, “But they remained silent. So Jesus embraced the man and healed him. Then he sent him away.” Jesus' Example Jesus did not fear the man with a […]
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The Path Toward Being Embraced: Integrated

Being integrated means that relationships have been formed. One is no longer merely co-existing in the same space together, or just being tolerated. Romans 12:4-5 says, “Each of us has one body with many parts. And the parts do not all have the same purpose. So also we are many persons. But in Christ, we […]
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The Path Toward Being Embraced: Tolerated

If the church and people that live with disability can positively navigate past the previous stop on the path they will move along to being tolerated. Okay the thought of just being tolerated doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? While it doesn’t sound exciting it is still a positive step beyond being judged negatively and […]
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The Path Towards Being Embraced: Judged

There is a clear path toward the solution and the ideal landing spot. Unfortunately, there typically aren’t many shortcuts on this path. To take a step past being isolated one must be willing to take a step forward to the part of the path of being judged. Being judged at some levels sounds worse than […]
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Unwanted Messages

Ryan shares a powerful story about what a church can communicate to visitors.  Take a moment to watch this and think about your own church or facility.  What is it saying? We Can Help! We are here to help you with these messages and we want to help!  We offer a variety of resources, including […]
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"We will make it work."

a family celebrating a baptism
Do you know what the third greatest commandment is? I know you are scratching your head saying there is no third greatest commandment, is there? Well if there were three greatest commandments I’m certain the third would be… “Be flexible.” In fact, when I would sit in interviews either hiring people to work at our […]
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How the House Next Door Became a Mission

Having a child with Down Syndrome, I realized early on that her opportunities would be much more limited than my other typical children. But even I was unprepared for the lack of opportunity she would have as an adult. When she graduated from school there was, literally, nothing of any quality for her to do. […]
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Next Steps: Continuing Your Disability Ministry

We came to your prom and we loved it! We loved it so much that we decided to give going to church a second chance. We came to your church the next Sunday, but we were surprised that there was nothing for us. We were not welcomed. While we love the prom, we need more […]
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Don't Dis My Ability - Free Wallpaper

We just recently announced that we would be releasing a limited run of these "Don't Dis My Ability" shirts.  But just in case that wasn't enough, we thought it might be cool to also offer them as a free wallpaper download for your phone, tablet, or desktop. To download your free wallpaper, just select the […]
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