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Sorry

A woman writing the word sorry on a chalkboard
“Sorry, we are late. We couldn’t find his favorite stuffed animal so he wouldn’t get in the car to leave until we found it.” “Sorry, he won’t wear a sweatshirt outside on the playground because it’s ‘too itchy’”.  “Sorry, she’s been up all night and just now fell asleep. We won’t be there today after […]
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Interview with Grace Church: Universal-Sized Changing Table

Interview with Grace Church: Universal-Sized Changing Table
Once we shared the photos from Grace Church‘s new universal-sized changing table, we received a lot of positive feedback and questions. As with anything relating to disability ministry, there is no such thing as one size fits all. What may work for one community may not work for another. However, making your building more accessible […]
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Podcast: Disability Is Beautiful

Beauty Belongs to Everyone logo stacked on top of the Start With Hello logo. Next to that, it reads Episode 10, Disability is Beautiful
In this episode, Ryan and Jason discuss Disability Is Beautiful, a stock photography resource for and by the disability community. 1 in 5 people in the world live with a disability, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find lots of images to represent this. However, that’s not always the case. Because beauty belongs to everyone, […]
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Two Teps

Two steps
Two steps. That’s really all I had to climb. I had climbed those steps hundreds upon hundreds of times before, but this time I had to think about it. I began to think about it Friday when I was getting x-rays on my often injured ankle. I thought about it again Saturday as I prepared […]
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Effectively Implementing Supports in Children’s Disability Ministry

A girl in a wheelchair utilizing assistive technology to access a laptop.
When I was a special education teacher, I spent five days a week, six hours a day for 180 days with my students. I quickly got to know their strengths, their likes and dislikes, and challenges and was able to use all of that information in creating and implementing support plans for each student. When […]
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Confirming Your Calling

Two men confirming their calling in a wooded area.
Have you ever felt that nudge from God? Sometimes it is a gentle push and other times it is like a sledgehammer upside the back of your head! Regardless, you know in your heart that you have a decision to make. Will I muster the courage to step forward into the calling from God or […]
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The Unseen Battle

Unseen battle.
Many choose to live in a state of blissful ignorance to the fact that there is a daily battle for the possession of their eternal souls. No apologies for the heaviness of this topic. In fact, I long for the days when preachers would work a little fire and brimstone into their sermons. Today most […]
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Podcast: Tightropes, wheelbarrows, duct tape, tic-tac-toe, and your ministry

Start with hello logo with a man standing in front of a whiteboard and your ministry.
In this episode of Start With Hello: Conversations About Disability, Jason discusses a fun way to review lessons in your classroom and ways to modify the activity based on your group. Resources in this episode:
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Press Start

A text message that says, hey call when you've got a minute, we have a kid down - Press Start.
“Hey, call me when you’ve got a minute. We have a kid with Down syndrome who started coming to church. What kind of stuff do we need in our class for them?” “Can I share contact info with our children’s pastor? Our kindergarten class has twins with autism and the pastor is overwhelmed and unsure […]
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Puzzles and Fruit of the Spirit

A table with several pieces of paper that say fruit of the spirit, auto draft.
For those of you who have taught disability ministry, I am hoping that I am not alone in the feeling I am about to describe here. I can recall several times when I was up in front of the classroom, teaching our teen disability class at church, only to look out and get the feeling […]
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