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...

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...

5 Myths About Disability Ministry
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5 Myths About Disability Ministry

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...

Lose 28 pounds in 28 days! Ugh… (Part 2)
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Lose 28 pounds in 28 days! Ugh… (Part 2)

I’m glad that you have kept reading. That means you are at least intrigued by my church growth strategy. Remember I am promising BIG things for your church. If you employ this strategy at your church I promise the following. Your church influence will grow in your community! Your church attendance will grow! Your church...

Lose 28 pounds in 28 days! Ugh… (Part 1)
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Lose 28 pounds in 28 days! Ugh… (Part 1)

No matter where we turn, we are flooded by self-improvement messaging. Turn on your radio and I can guarantee that at least one commercial during every break will have to do with either weight loss, male testosterone boosters, growing personal wealth, or exploring career new options. The same goes for every time you watch TV...

He Sees and He Hears
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He Sees and He Hears

Amy TroyerAmy is the Special Needs Ministry Director for The Chapel Green. She grew up at The Chapel and has been married to her husband Mark for more than 20 years. They have two children, Abby and Ryan. Ryan was born in 2001 with Down Syndrome. As her family began the journey with a special...