More Us, More We
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More Us, More We

The Story of Terre Haute Friendship House: Part 1 The Friendship House concept has been around for a decade, but for those in our smaller, rural city of Terre Haute, Indiana, it is both new and exciting. Beginning at Western Theological Seminary in 2007, the Friendship House model fosters community by bringing young adults with...

Gift Assessment and The Employables
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Gift Assessment and The Employables

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...

One Decision
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One Decision

Here is a test that I would love to conduct.  I want to gather 20 random lead pastors who preach at a church with no intentional outreach to the disability community. From what I have learned, it would be far too easy to do this given that only 10% of churches here in the United...

Together Is My Favorite Place To Be
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Together Is My Favorite Place To Be

This past Friday night, my husband, myself, and Ryan, our 19-year-old son with Down Syndrome stayed in for the night.  I know those of you who live in the world that we do understand that my statement is not a big news flash. Most of us find staying in easier than trying to go out...

For He Knows the Future
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For He Knows the Future

“One day you will be unable to walk.” It is something no one would ever be prepared for or want to hear and at the age of 16, I was no exception. Those were the words that I heard on the day when I was officially diagnosed with (a muscle disease called) muscular dystrophy. Devastation...

Are You a Prophet?
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Are You a Prophet?

One of the things that I have always marveled at and enjoyed about the Christmas season is hearing the Old Testament prophecies about the coming of Jesus. Most scholars believe that there are over 300 prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament. Jesus was no accident. Jesus was always the plan. God the Father was...

New Year, New Vision
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New Year, New Vision

New Year’s resolutions Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? Most of us have. The idea of being able to start fresh and to chart the course with a new beginning is always refreshing. The question is how often are New Year’s resolutions successful? Statistics, however, show that seven days into the New Year...

Synonyms
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Synonyms

I was recently helping my daughter, Zoe, with her homework. On this assignment, she was working on identifying antonyms and synonyms. Homework time can be frustrating for Zoe because of her dyslexia. What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate...

I Feel Like I am On an Island All Alone
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I Feel Like I am On an Island All Alone

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...

6 Tips on Teaching in Disability Ministry
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6 Tips on Teaching in Disability Ministry

Never Lecture Lecturing loses attention. Be honest! Lecture style is boring. Time yourself next time you are in church listening to a sermon. How long do you last before you are checking your phone, daydreaming, scanning the crowd around you, thinking about what you will do for lunch, or watching your watch? Now consider how...