8 Tips for New Disability Ministry Teachers
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8 Tips for New Disability Ministry Teachers

I attended a disability ministry volunteer training session at my church, Southeast Christian, recently and it was brought to my attention that we have now been in the new Shine Suite for over a year now.  This is significant for a variety of reasons, however, the one that hit home with me the most was...

Ministry, Interrupted
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Ministry, Interrupted

When I was a college freshman, I contracted bronchitis while living in the dorms. I was sick for weeks and sharing a dorm room with one other person and a common living area with many more. I would attempt to sleep all night, drag myself to class in the morning, then slink back to my...

Trivia Night: Getting Men Involved in Disability Ministry
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Trivia Night: Getting Men Involved in Disability Ministry

When I first got started with disability ministry, it was not a grand calling.  I did not wake up in the middle of the night with a vision from God who provided a clear direction for ministry.  My introduction to truly serving the disability community was far less extravagant.  Mary Tatum, who runs the Shine...

Shine On: Tim Tebow Foundation
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Shine On: Tim Tebow Foundation

In 2015 the Tim Tebow Foundation launched the first Night to Shine proms. These events are truly unforgettable experiences centered on God’s love for people with special needs. In 2021 the Night to Shine prom movements has reached over 700 churches, in 30+ countries, celebrating more than 100,000 kings and queens. While families and churches...

Disability Ministry Done Right
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Disability Ministry Done Right

Have you ever heard of the word GIDER? No, it is not the first part of the well-known Larry the Cable Guy’s saying, “GIT-R-Done!” Though it is something every local church should “get done.” If you are a Scrabble pro and you are tempted to grab your dictionary let me save you the time. You...

3 Ways to Make Your Egg Hunt Accessible
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3 Ways to Make Your Egg Hunt Accessible

Is your church planning an Easter egg hunt this year? Thoughtfully structuring your egg hunt with all participants in mind will communicate to participants that they are seen, known, and loved. Consider implementing these three steps to make your hunt accessible and inclusive for all. Communicate expectations clearly to all participants Perhaps the best way...

Names > Numbers
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Names > Numbers

“What’s the number of the day? What’s the number of the day? The number of the day is…” I can still hear the Count from Sesame Street singing this intro song. Listening with anticipation wondering what the number of the day was going to be on this next episode. Over and over again I watched...

Southeast Christian Church Adds Ability Ministry Curriculum
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Southeast Christian Church Adds Ability Ministry Curriculum

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 currently reside in Louisville with his wife, two daughters, and dog Pepper. In his...

How To Plan A Drive-In Movie Night
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How To Plan A Drive-In Movie Night

Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan comes to Ability Ministry with 15+ years of ministry experience. He previously worked at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio as their full-time Disability Pastor. He also worked as a Church Consultant for Key...