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Disability Myths

Disability Myth Busters
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 […]
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There are NO Ugly Ducklings

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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 […]
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5 Myths About Disability Ministry

Myth #1: Only Big Churches Have the Resources to Do Disability Ministry Many people believe that having a formal disability ministry is such a big undertaking that only megachurches can do it. This is simply not true. Every church can do something regardless of size. I have had the privilege of working with churches ranging […]
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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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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 […]
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Sunshine, Summertime, and Supporting Those Impacted by Disability

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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 […]
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Baptism Decision Video Resource for Disability Ministry

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 […]
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"Jesus never commanded church leadership to do Disability Ministry."

Disability Myth Busters
"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, […]
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"People born with disabilities are being punished by God because of sin."

Disability Myth Busters
"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 […]
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"People with intellectual and developmental disabilities get a free pass to heaven."

Disability Myth Busters
"People with intellectual and developmental disabilities get a free pass to heaven." 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 […]
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