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COVID-19 Group Home Update

Many have asked about how our families at New Hope and Riverwood are doing. Here is an update from Gary Spangler.
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The Bridge of Unbelief

Last month, Gary Spangler gave a devotion to the Ability Ministry team and we talked about going deeper in our walk with the Lord. I have been praying and asking the Lord to help me “go deeper”.  In response to that prayer, I’ve been focused on prayer and its impact on my life and those […]
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Trip to Dollywood

Recently, our Riverwood residents got to visit Dollywood and everyone had an absolute blast!  If you know anything about our residents, it is that they love Dollywood.  Kenny loves it so much that he is not allowed to talk about Dollywood during the year because once he starts, he can't stop!  Here is a quick […]
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The Power of Riverwood

Our Riverwood campus is fortunate to be blessed by so many.  Throughout the year, Riverwood hosts mission teams, volunteers, friends, and families who come to love on our residents.  Toward the tail end of 2019, Compassion Christian Church was one such group. One of the volunteers, Celeste, was kind enough to offer some thoughts on […]
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People Helping People

We are singing songs of the Thanksgiving season and just finished the first of several meals at Riverwood Christian Community in Louisville, TN. Our residents are so thankful for their blessings of family within the Body of Christ. As I think about our residents in Tennessee and Missouri, I too am glad that Ability Ministry […]
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Retreat Center Walk Through

a group of people standing in a room under construction
The Ability Ministry Board of Directors had an opportunity to walk through the new Riverwood Retreat Center and have a devotional with Ryan Wolfe. They also had the chance to pray over the new building and write words of prayer and encouragement in every room.
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Riverwood Christian Community Welcomes New Retreat Center

Riverwood Christian Community, operated by Ability Ministry, has been in operation for over 30 years serving adults with developmental disabilities.  Founded in 1986, Ability Ministry has expanded from the initial Riverwood I building, and now operates multiple facilities, including a location in Missouri, serving 28 adults with developmental disabilities.  With the latest addition, a new […]
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A Special Thank You to Our Groups

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner.   It literally seems like March was just here, and we were anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first mission group, and now here we are in fall and the last of our summer mission groups left August 1, 2019. During those several months, we […]
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New Retreat Center Coming to Riverwood

Ability Ministry is excited to announce the building of our new Retreat Center on our Riverwood Campus in Louisville, Tennessee! This building will house mission teams when they come to Riverwood. The Jack Ballard Church Builders of Stone Mountain, Georgia will be providing the labor beginning on September 4 and go through September 21. If […]
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Transitions: Our Friend Tom

Beginnings Over my 30 years here at Riverwood, I have learned many things. Not just spiritual things from my friends, but also state regulations, Social Security laws, regulations from the Department of Human Services, and Housing Urban Development. (just to name a few). Recently, I have had to learn about nursing homes, assisted living facilities, […]
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