Volunteer Bucket Filling
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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...

Why our church should start a Disability Ministry
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Why our church should start a Disability Ministry

Photo source: DisabilityIsBeautiful.com 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)...

Disability Ministry Curriculum Overview
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Disability Ministry Curriculum Overview

Whether in the process of starting a disability ministry or looking for a new curriculum to use in your already established ministry, the search for curriculum can be daunting. What curriculum is best? How easy is it to integrate into my class? Is it meant for adults or kids? Does it have any activities included?...

Disability Myths
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Disability Myths

What is a myth? By definition, it is something fictitious but widely accepted as a fact. Dicitionay.com defines a myth as “an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.” When it comes to disabilities there are numerous myths, or false beliefs, that have been ingrained into humanity from the...

There are NO Ugly Ducklings
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There are NO Ugly Ducklings

Photo courtesy disabilityisbeautiful.com Many are familiar with the 1843 Danish fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Anderson. If you are not familiar with the story here is a synopsis. “When the story begins, a mother duck’s eggs hatch. One of the little birds is perceived by the other birds and animals on the...

Lack of Accessibility Robs People of their Dignity
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Lack of Accessibility Robs People of their Dignity

Photo courtesy of disabilityisbeautiful.com What is dignity? By definition, dignity is the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect. To have a proper understanding of dignity we must understand the difference between respect and dignity. Respect comes from the Latin word respectus, meaning “to look back at.” Acknowledging someone because of their...

Sunshine, Summertime, and Supporting Those Impacted by Disability
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Sunshine, Summertime, and Supporting Those Impacted by Disability

Photo courtesy disabilityisbeautiful.com   I love summertime. I love the longer days, the weather, and the activities afforded by the combination of endless days and sunshine. I love the promise of opportunities for new experiences and moments of unencumbered freedom. Each summer, I balance the joy found in this promise with the reality of summer...

Baptism Decision Video Resource for Disability Ministry
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Baptism Decision Video Resource for Disability Ministry

There is no greater decision that anyone can make in life than to believe in Jesus and be baptized. It is the only decision that we make that can make a difference on where we will spend our eternity. It will either be with Jesus in heaven or separated from Him in hell. So, this...

“Jesus never commanded church leadership to do Disability Ministry.”
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“Jesus never commanded church leadership to do Disability Ministry.”

“Jesus never commanded church leadership to do Disability Ministry.” When it comes to disabilities there are numerous myths, or false beliefs, that have been ingrained into humanity from the beginning of time. These myths stand as a barrier to meaningful inclusion if not addressed. Remember, you are in a spiritual battle. The enemy, the devil,...

“People born with disabilities are being punished by God because of sin.”
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“People born with disabilities are being punished by God because of sin.”

“People born with disabilities are being punished by God because of sin.” When it comes to disabilities there are numerous myths, or false beliefs, that have been ingrained into humanity from the beginning of time. These myths stand as a barrier to meaningful inclusion if not addressed. Remember, you are in a spiritual battle. The...