A Philosophical Shift to Disability Ministry (Part 1 of 5)
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A Philosophical Shift to Disability Ministry (Part 1 of 5)

When my family moved into our home on Northfield Avenue, we loved our large backyard where deer routinely wandered by our windows. At the time, our children were young, and they marveled at the deer as they passed by. Our family was so fascinated by the deer that we put out salt-licks to coax them...

Transitions: What Will Ministry Look Like Without You? (Part 3 of 3)
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Transitions: What Will Ministry Look Like Without You? (Part 3 of 3)

The true mark of a healthy transition is how you leave your ministry. You should be able to look back and see that ministry is continuing as normal despite your absence. Everything you leave behind should be able to stand on its own two legs. What do I mean by that? I simply mean that...

Transitions: What is God’s will? (Part 1 of 3)
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Transitions: What is God’s will? (Part 1 of 3)

After serving in full-time ministry at the same church for 15 years, I have felt an urging from God that He has a new Kingdom assignment for me. During my time at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio, I have served in roles ranging from Children’s Pastor, to Middle School Pastor, to Family Pastor, to...

Mentoring Young Adults With Disabilities
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Mentoring Young Adults With Disabilities

Apocalyptic-type movies are not my favorite because they all have the same basic plot, and they create an overinflated sense of impending doom. However, I do think there is something we can learn from them. In 1998, Morgan Freeman played the role of the President in a movie titled Deep Impact. This storyline showed a...