Happy Bubbles
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Happy Bubbles

It was with great pleasure to celebrate Christy Ruth Morris’ life on Thursday, May 17th. Christy was a sweet and wonderful person, who also made it clear when she was not happy about something. Abiding by the wishes of the family to have a private service, the time with her family, close friends and residents...

It’s More Ups Than Downs
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It’s More Ups Than Downs

Seventeen years ago, when my son Ryan was born with Down syndrome, it came as a complete surprise.  We knew we were having a boy and I had been dreaming of his future for the last 9 months. Maybe he would be a star soccer player for his high school, tall and handsome, with so...

God’s Grand Design
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God’s Grand Design

Back in April, I noticed that a bird thought highly enough of the decorative wreath on our front door and decided it would be the perfect place for a nest.  A few days later, I found three small blue eggs centered neatly in the nest. We were careful not to disturb it and used the...

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...

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?

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...

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...