Keys to Successful Transitions between Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry: Belonging through Volunteering
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Keys to Successful Transitions between Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry: Belonging through Volunteering

Ability Ministry Summer 2018 Series: Part 4 of 7 It’s hard to argue the importance of volunteering. You already know that disability ministry doesn’t work without a small army of volunteers. Studies from the Coporation for National and Community Service concluded that “Youth who volunteer are more likely to feel connected to their communities and,...

Keys to Successful Transitions between Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry: Consider the Environment
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Keys to Successful Transitions between Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry: Consider the Environment

Ability Ministry Summer 2018 Series: Part 3 of 7 As a teen ages out of children’s ministry and into a traditional student ministry environment consider the established environment. Most student ministry environments pride themselves on looking, feeling, and sounding different than the children’s ministry environments that came before them. Typical children’s ministry environments are structured,...

Objects of Ministry
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Objects of Ministry

Growing up in the church, there were certain things that I respected to the point of enshrining them; things not to be touched or wrinkled or leaned upon. At one church, I was told not to stand in the pulpit unless I was preaching. So many things have changed and it is good because the...

Broken with Crowns
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Broken with Crowns

The other day I was driving and a song came on “Broken Things” by Matthew West.  The chorus of the song is: Oh but I heard a whisper, As Heaven bent down Said, “Child, don’t you know that the first will be last and the last get a crown. Now I’m just a beggar in...

Free Indeed – Wallpaper
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Free Indeed – Wallpaper

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...

Curriculum Isn’t a Dirty Word
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Curriculum Isn’t a Dirty Word

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...

Why Employment Matters
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Why Employment Matters

Michele SmitherDutton Farm is a non-profit organization in Oakland County that serves individuals with mental, physical, and emotional impairments. Staff are friends (no really) and work is meaningful. Our purpose is to positively impact the lives of our participants through partnership, dignity, and contentment. We provide an array of activities that foster self-belief and satisfaction. Our...