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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

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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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AI, Chatbots, and Disability Ministry

Would you like to explore our AI-powered Chatbots for our Disability Ministry programs?
I try to limit my time on Facebook as much as possible. In fact, my screen time limit on my phone is set to just 10 minutes. I figure that is more than enough time on the average day. When I decide to use Facebook, I do my best to focus on using it as […]
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Disability Ministry Curriculum Catalog

Curriculum catalog for disability ministry.
We have developed, and continue to develop, a wide variety of disability ministry curriculum to prayerfully apply to any class setting. We began by offering our “traditional” curriculum, which is our way of say it is PowerPoint-driven, for both adults and children. When we develop curriculum for adults, it is written for adults. We never […]
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Crossing the Line in the Sand

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In 2020, I volunteered to serve at Camp Freedom. Hosted by Southeast Christian Church at Country Lake Christian Retreat, Camp Freedom is a 3-day, 2-night camp for those 10 years and older with an intellectual, developmental, and/or physical disability. It was my first year serving and my first real experience at a camp like this.  […]
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Disability Ministry Classroom Engagement Ideas

Disability Ministry Classroom Engagement Ideas
“We believe God has given each of us unique abilities and talents for His glory and our good.” As leaders and volunteers, do we really believe that? Do we live that out in our classes? In March, Jason Morrison spoke to a group of volunteers with the Shine Ministry at Southeast Christian Church about some […]
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Dear Church

Dear Church, You might not know this, but I have a disability. I want to be in church; I really do. But some weeks it is very hard to be here. My disability goes everywhere I go: to work, to school, to the grocery store, to the dentis, and to church. Some people might already […]
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Exta Fun with Colors

A young man sitting in a classroom watching a lesson on a wall-mounted TV. To the right, next to the young man, is an inflated smiley face balloon.
Over the past several weeks, our class has been learning from The Gospel in Colors series. Entirely unplanned and absolutely awesome, one of our students came in and had some items he wanted to present show-and-tell style.  All the items matched up with the color we would be talking about that morning. But they didn’t […]
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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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