One of the best quotes about churches moving temporarily to online services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that I have seen lately basically said the church is not the building. The church is the people. The church can be anywhere. Well, guess what? That means even during a pandemic where words like "quarantine" and "social distancing" […]
Our world recently has certainly taken some interesting turns as we come face to face with COVID-19 (coronavirus). Many families are at home, practicing social distancing, and as such, as faced with trying to establish a new normal for the next few weeks. If you have been online, chances are you have come across the […]
I was recently helping my daughter, Zoe, with her homework. On this assignment, she was working on identifying antonyms and synonyms. Homework time can be frustrating for Zoe because of her dyslexia. What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate […]
When the film Cast Away released in 2000, I thought to myself no way I am going to spend money to watch Tom Hanks stranded on an island by himself for two hours. They can’t make a good movie out of that! I guess I was wrong. Tom Hanks almost won an Academy Award for […]
Never Lecture Lecturing loses attention. Be honest! Lecture style is boring. Time yourself next time you are in church listening to a sermon. How long do you last before you are checking your phone, daydreaming, scanning the crowd around you, thinking about what you will do for lunch, or watching your watch? Now consider how […]
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 […]
"Ben is all heart... selfless, giving, and just... wonderful." Thanks, Ben, for putting your whole heart into everything you do and for inviting others alongside you. Video from First Christian Church Canton.
Have you ever wondered what the Bible says about disability? Thankfully God is not silent on the topic of disability. He has so many amazing things to say about disability. So why do we as individuals and the Church collectively seem to miss what God has to say? There are a lot of reasons why. […]