The Question of Disability
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The Question of Disability

Why does disability exist in creation? This is a big and deep question that not all agree upon. Most have the wrong approach to this conversation viewing disability as only a negative or something bad and therefore undesirable. They start from the premise of the “problem” of disability. This is the wrong approach because on...

Is Disability Good or Bad?
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Is Disability Good or Bad?

What side of the fence do you land on? Is disability a positive or a negative? Is disability good or bad (evil)? Is disability a blessing or a curse? Many have argued this age-old conundrum. Most have sided with disability being negative, bad, evil, or a curse. Even the disciples of Jesus fell on this...

Free Pass
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Free Pass

Photo by billow926 on Unsplash   Only a few years ago Ability Ministry was an exhibitor at a large missionary conference where we had the opportunity to engage with different missionary leaders from all over the world. Conversations with missionaries were eye-opening as stories about the mistreatment of people with disabilities were shared from all...

How a Broken Foot Helped Me Rethink Accessibility in the Church
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How a Broken Foot Helped Me Rethink Accessibility in the Church

I broke my foot twice in college. Once during an epic semi-final indoor soccer tournament and once during a very routine jog to first base in a co-ed intramural softball game. Altogether, I spent the better part of two months on crutches or in a cumbersome, hard-sided therapeutic boot. I would hobble from the parking...

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Navigating the Land In-Between

Disability ministry volunteer training from Ability Ministry President Ryan Wolfe at Southeast Christian Church. Jason MorrisonJason joins the Ability Ministry team and brings over 20 years of graphic design and marketing experience to the table. He has handled projects from local start-up businesses to publicly owned internationally based companies, including a Shark Tank company. Jason...

Wait, Don’t Stop!
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Wait, Don’t Stop!

Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan comes to Ability Ministry with 15+ years of ministry experience. He previously worked at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio as their full-time Disability Pastor. He also worked as a Church Consultant for Key...

IndispensABLE Disability Ministry Leader Online Gathering – May 28, 2020
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IndispensABLE Disability Ministry Leader Online Gathering – May 28, 2020

“Every parent wants to know their child is loved by someone else.” – Wendy Wilken In this online gathering, Wendy Wilken spoke about ways disability ministries can partner with families. Below are some of the links shared during our discussion. My Friends My Teachers All of the documents and resources Wendy is referencing can be...

Intro to Social Media for Disability Ministry
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Intro to Social Media for Disability Ministry

Jason MorrisonJason joins the Ability Ministry team and brings over 20 years of graphic design and marketing experience to the table. He has handled projects from local start-up businesses to publicly owned internationally based companies, including a Shark Tank company. Jason currently reside in Louisville with his wife, two daughters, and dog Pepper. In his...

More Us, More We: Part 2
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More Us, More We: Part 2

Jess BerryhillJess Berryhill serves as the Student Ministry Director and Special Needs Ministry Coordinator at Mount Pleasant UMC in Terre Haute, IN. She is also the Resident Director at Terre Haute Friendship House and lives with her housemates and dog, Cooper. www.facebook.com/THFriendshipHouse/

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Disability and the Bible

This month’s free disability ministry training video covers “Disability and the Bible”.  To download the presentation used here, as well as a PDF of our top disability ministry bible verses and blog post, please click here. Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for...

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