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...

Spring Appeal
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Spring Appeal

Gary SpanglerA long-time member of the board of directors, Gary is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the Okolona Christian Church where his father was pastor for 18 years. Gary is an ordained minister and has been an elder at the McDonough Christian Church in McDonough, Georgia. His background is in the airline industry. He...

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?

Ability MinistryEquipping and empowering disability ministry for churches, families, and individuals affected by disabilities to become who God has created them to be. http://www.abilityministry.com

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...

What’s a Raise?
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What’s a Raise?

We take so many things for granted each day. Without thought, we tie our shoes, brush our hair, and get dressed for the day. We read our Bibles, drive cars, and go to work. Rarely do we think about any of those things. It’s almost an automatic daily response. Are you aware that the act...

Caring for the Caregiver: You Are Not Alone
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Caring for the Caregiver: You Are Not Alone

When the caregiver constantly pours themselves out they find themselves empty. Caregivers carry heavy loads that they feel at times only they can carry. This may or may not be a rational belief, but a belief none the less. Thankfully Jesus is not silent on the topic of being tired and burdened. Matthew Chapter 11...

Reverse Inclusion at Dutton Farm
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Reverse Inclusion at Dutton Farm

At Dutton Farm we have a unique, successful program I refer to as “Reverse Inclusion”. We invite the local elementary school students (typically fourth or fifth graders) to spend a day with us at the farm. The farmers, all adults affected by disability, walk them through a typical day at the farm. They show the...

Caring for the Caregiver: Put On Your Gas Mask
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Caring for the Caregiver: Put On Your Gas Mask

Stop me if you have heard these instructions before. Oxygen and the air pressure are always being monitored. In the event of an emergency, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you. Place it firmly over your nose and mouth, secure the elastic band...