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First Steps: How to Start a Disability Ministry

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Thank you for answering the call from God to reach out to your disability community. Every Disability Ministry is unique based upon the make up of the church and the community. To help you with some common first steps we’ve put together a collection of resources for you to help you get started. Step One […]
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Eliminating the R-Word

The R-Word can only be eliminated when another R-Word takes its place. I will get to that word in just a moment. There has been a gradual evolution in the usage of the word R-Word, “retard” or “retarded.” All the way back in the 1400s the R-Word was used to talk about the blockage of, […]
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Missing Body Parts

If this title of this article grabbed your attention, made you scratch your head, or even gave you a feeling that wasn’t so great it did the trick. No, I’m not trying to trick you into reading this article, but rather trying to help you see the BIG “C” Church in a light that maybe […]
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Spring Appeal

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Spring is finally here and the rebirth of everything is absolutely beautiful. We have gone through some changes since last year like changing our name and adding an evangelistic focus to our ministry. What we have seen is many more people reaching out to the disability community and those affected by disability being touched in […]
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Is That a Hill Worth Dying On?

Have you ever heard the expression, “That is not a hill worth dying on!” People use this phrase when talking about what is, or is not, truly important. I heard it many times in my 15-year career in the local church ministry. There are other things that determine what hills we seem to be positioned […]
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Give Me Your Candy!

Ability Ministry recently attended a Christian convention. At this conference we had both an exhibit booth and a "breakout session" we were leading. Leading breakout sessions are fun! I get to speak about things that I am passionate about with people who are interested. Hanging at the exhibit booth can be challenging. It consists of […]
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Is Disability A Dirty Word?

I’ll be the first to admit that I struggled in certain subjects in school. I was horrible at typing. Yes, I am old enough that I actually had to take a course in typing. I distinctly remember getting yelled at by my teacher. I will never forget Mr. Oyster. Partly because he took my keyboard […]
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My Friends, My Teachers: The Mission Behind the Book

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Why did we write My Friends, My Teachers? Why did we feel it was so important that we put it in book format? Why not just blog these stories? Why a book? All good questions! It would have been much easier to churn out six separate blogs and float them out into the digital stratosphere. […]
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Knowing is Half the Battle

As a child of the 90s one of my favorite cartoons was G.I. Joe. Every episode ended with a short PSA teaching kids an important life lesson. After each PSA the kids would always respond enthusiastically, “Now we know!” And the G.I. Joe speaking to them would respond, “And knowing is half the battle!” That […]
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