The Power of Riverwood
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The Power of Riverwood

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...

People Helping People
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People Helping People

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...

Retreat Center Walk Through
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Retreat Center Walk Through

The Ability Ministry Board of Directors had an opportunity to walk through the new Riverwood Retreat Center and have a devotional with Ryan Wolfe. They also had the chance to pray over the new building and write words of prayer and encouragement in every room. Jason MorrisonJason joins the Ability Ministry team and brings over...

Riverwood Christian Community Welcomes New Retreat Center
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Riverwood Christian Community Welcomes New Retreat Center

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...

A Special Thank You to Our Groups
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A Special Thank You to Our Groups

Rhonna McBrideIn August of 1989, Rhonna was hired by the as a part-time resident manager and has worked her way up to the position of Director of Residential Services of the Riverwood Campus. Before coming to Riverwood, Rhonna attended Johnson University where she became involved in the Disability Ministry program. The residents of Riverwood refer...

New Retreat Center Coming to Riverwood
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New Retreat Center Coming to Riverwood

Ability Ministry is excited to announce the building of our new Retreat Center on our Riverwood Campus in Louisville, Tennessee! This building will house mission teams when they come to Riverwood. The Jack Ballard Church Builders of Stone Mountain, Georgia will be providing the labor beginning on September 4 and go through September 21. If...

Transitions: Our Friend Tom
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Transitions: Our Friend Tom

Beginnings Over my 30 years here at Riverwood, I have learned many things. Not just spiritual things from my friends, but also state regulations, Social Security laws, regulations from the Department of Human Services, and Housing Urban Development. (just to name a few). Recently, I have had to learn about nursing homes, assisted living facilities,...

What’s your Thankful?
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What’s your Thankful?

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’ve been talking at Riverwood about an attitude of Thanksgiving. During one of our community meetings, we were each stating things that we’re all thankful for. When we were done, Gary Lee came up to me and said, “What’s your thankful Wanda?” I smiled and said, “Do you mean...

More Than Just a House
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More Than Just a House

Just recently, the Ability Ministry Board of Directors met.  Before the meeting, the Board had some time to relax and spend with the residents of our Riverwood location, having fun and worshiping. With any new group that comes to volunteer or visit, Rhonna, our Director of Services, will usually come up with a fun activity...

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...

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