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Should we use the term special needs?

Should we use the term special needs?
Great video from Key Ministry! Beth Golik offers five points to consider on the language of disability.
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Podcast: Sex and Disability Ministry

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We have an open and candid discussion about sex and disability ministry. Do churches shy away from this subject? Is it better taught in a class or one-on-one? How do you even start talking about this with your group? We also talk through three real-world scenarios based on incidents Ryan experienced during his time as […]
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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: Equipping Volunteers for Disability Ministry

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In this episode, we discuss all things volunteers. Specifically, how do you train and prepare volunteers for disability ministry, what tools and resources are available to make sure they are biblically grounded, how to prevent burnout, as well as Ryan’s top picks for the free resources you should start with. Listen to the episode here: […]
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Effectively Implementing Supports in Children’s Disability Ministry

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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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The Curse of a Great Volunteer

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What is the curse of a great volunteer? It is being taken for granted or worse being taken advantage of. This happens in small churches, midsized churches, and megachurches. Size doesn’t matter. The question is why does it happen? There are many reasons. Below are just a few. Ministry leaders hear me out! Great volunteers […]
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How to Schedule a Year of Disability Ministry Curriculum

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Recently, our friends over at Shine Disability Ministry with Southeast Christian Church wrapped up scheduling a year of curriculum. I have been saving this along the way in hopes of sharing it with you all as an idea of how you can implement our disability ministry curriculum throughout the year. January | Tastes Like Chicken […]
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Podcast: Tightropes, wheelbarrows, duct tape, tic-tac-toe, and your ministry

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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

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“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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