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Disability Ministry: First Steps

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.  Our First Steps document is a 2-page quick reference guide featuring steps you can take to continue your ministry.


Disability Ministry: Next Steps

90% of churches make no intentional efforts in reaching their disability community for Christ. Thank you for being a leader in this emerging ministry and being a 10% church! To help you go deeper in your disability ministry efforts we have put together a collection of resources for you.


Disability Ministry: Church Campus Accessibility Checklist

This resource will walk you through your campus all the way from the parking lot to your worship center, restrooms, and more.


Getting Men Involved With Disability Ministry

This covers how you can you get men excited about serving in your church, specifically in the world of disability ministry an area where they are sorely needed.


What Does the Bible Really Say About Disability?

This is a handy resource with verses from the Bible where God speaks about disability.


Ministry Information Sheet – Child

Easily collect information on those in your disability ministry, such as sensory needs, likes, dislikes, dietary restrictions, restroom needs, communication, and more.


Ministry Information Sheet – Teen/Adult

Easily collect information on those in your disability ministry, such as sensory needs, likes, dislikes, dietary restrictions, restroom needs, communication, and more.


IndispensABLE Church Survey

This survey will provide leadership with a foundation on which to base the next steps for creating your disability ministry.


IndispensABLE Church Overview

The IndispensABLE Church, based on 1 Corinthians 12:22, is a unique model just like disability ministry is like no other ministry.  This resource is an overview of this model.


Pathway From Isolation to Embrace

This resource outlines the steps and roadblocks on the path of taking the church from isolating those affected by disability to embracing them.  This also outlines important scripture and resources that help transition along the path.


Gifts Assessment

God has gifted all of us, no exceptions! This resource helps identify gifts and interests and matches those with service opportunities within your church.

Gifts Assessment


Daily Schedule

This free customizable daily schedule was created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way for families to help establish some routine if being at home was new for them.

Gifts Assessment


#BeTheChurch Self-Isolation Check

This form was created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to be the church to others in your area at a time when the church is not meeting.

Gifts Assessment


#BeHealthy – Weekly Chart

This weekly checklist was created to be used with our #BeHealthy curriculum series, but it is a great tool to use in general.

Gifts Assessment


Weekly Social Media Planner

This weekly calendar was created for you to download and use while planning out your social content for the week.  This chart in particular tracks Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Gifts Assessment


Social Media Ideas and Resources for Disability Ministry

We put together this helpful resource along with our video on getting started with social media.

Social Media for Disability Ministry


Sample Zoom and Facebook Online Meeting Schedule

We created this simple sample schedule for those group and class leaders new to hosting their gatherings via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Social Media for Disability Ministry


Caregiver & Friend Isolation Check Survey

These forms, created for caregivers and individuals affected by disability, are a great way for your church to stay connected and to serve your members.

Social Media for Disability Ministry


Movie Night Planning Checklist

A drive-in movie night is a great way to host a social event, have fun, and fellowship.  Here is a free PDF checklist on planning such an event.

Social Media for Disability Ministry


Fun Time Fillers

Here are some creative ways to engage your class with fun activities.

Social Media for Disability Ministry


Online Host Job Description

The “Online Host” is a position in your ministry that creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for those attending ministry gatherings online.

Online Host Job Description


Volunteer Guardianship

This is a free resource on how/why to start a volunteer guardianship program at your church. Watch our roundtable discussion and presentation here.

Volunteer Guardianship and Your Church Resource


Wrong Assumptions

30 wrong assumptions about disability.

Volunteer Guardianship and Your Church Resource

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We exist to equip and empower the 25% of the population with a disability, their families, and their churches to become who God has created them to be.
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