Leaders Lead
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Leaders Lead

I’ve heard it once said: Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example. I think there is so much truth to this quote. I have known many adults affected by IDD that were leaders. No, they did not hold an official position of leadership within the church or community, but...

International Outreach with Proem Ministries
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International Outreach with Proem Ministries

Ability Ministry has a rich 30 plus year history in the field of disability ministry. Not many other organizations can say that they have been actively reaching people affected by disability for Jesus for nearly as long. Despite this the leadership of Ability Ministry felt that something was missing. That something was ministry beyond our...

First Steps: How to Start a Disability Ministry
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First Steps: How to Start a Disability Ministry

Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan, Director of Program Development, 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...

Disability Ministry Sunday
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Disability Ministry Sunday

Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan, Director of Program Development, 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...

Eliminating the R-Word
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Eliminating the R-Word

The R-Word can only be eliminated when another R-Word takes its place. I will get to that word in just a moment. There has been a gradual evolution in the usage of the word R-Word, “retard” or “retarded.” All the way back in the 1400s the R-Word was used to talk about the blockage of,...

Missing Body Parts
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Missing Body Parts

If this title of this article grabbed your attention, made you scratch your head, or even gave you a feeling that wasn’t so great it did the trick. No, I’m not trying to trick you into reading this article, but rather trying to help you see the BIG “C” Church in a light that maybe...

Is That a Hill Worth Dying On?
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Is That a Hill Worth Dying On?

Have you ever heard the expression, “That is not a hill worth dying on!” People use this phrase when talking about what is, or is not, truly important. I heard it many times in my 15-year career in the local church ministry. There are other things that determine what hills we seem to be positioned...

Give Me Your Candy!
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Give Me Your Candy!

Ability Ministry recently attended a Christian convention. At this conference we had both an exhibit booth and a “breakout session” we were leading. Leading breakout sessions are fun! I get to speak about things that I am passionate about with people who are interested. Hanging at the exhibit booth can be challenging. It consists of...

What Does It Mean to Be Inclusive?
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What Does It Mean to Be Inclusive?

Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan, Director of Program Development, 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...

5 Myths About Disability Ministry
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5 Myths About Disability Ministry

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...