Tag Archives: Disability Ministry

Helping families discover their unexpected blessings

Sandra has written a remarkable book that will be a great source of comfort and encouragement through revealing “the joys and possibilities of life in a special needs family.” Continue reading

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Reasons for praise, reasons for prayer

Above all, we’re grateful to be part of a movement of God that’s so visibly transforming the ways in which churches minister with families affected by disability. Continue reading

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An invitation to our readers to brainstorm about God’s purposes in mental illness

What teaching or reading have you come across that’s been helpful to you in better understanding God’s purposes in mental illness? Continue reading

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Advancing the cause of disability ministry

The scope and impact of our ministry – along with the ministry done by other like-minded organizations is exploding. Continue reading

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It’s the hidden disabilities that keep kids out of church

The study found that the children most likely to be excluded from church are those with autism spectrum disorders and common mental health conditions – anxiety, depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and ADHD. Continue reading

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Why Jess Cummings came to Inclusion Fusion Live

It was almost in indescribable experience to spend time with people who are doing disability ministry work. There is something about being with people who “get it.” Continue reading

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The evangelicals I wish the world would see

The evangelicals I know care about the people and causes that Jesus cared about during his earthly ministry. They may not necessarily fit the narrative that many in the media would like to propagate about our community. I can’t help but think that evangelicals would have a very different image in our larger culture if more people had the opportunity to get to know some of the folks I was surrounded by during the last three days. Continue reading

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Want to help us put on a conference?

Our team is hosting a disability ministry conference in Cleveland next April. We want the pastors, church staff and volunteers in attendance to leave with the tools and resources they need to launch new ministries or expand the scope of their existing ministries. We want family members of persons with disabilities to leave prepared to support the spiritual growth of their loved ones and to expand the impact of their personal ministries. And we can’t do it without your help! Continue reading

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The mental health crisis among persons with autism

Perhaps one of the reasons the church has struggled to effectively minister with many persons with autism spectrum disorders is that we don’t do a very good job of welcoming and including children and adults with mental health-related challenges common among persons with autism?  Continue reading

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As Iron Sharpens Iron…The Special Needs and Disability Ministry Leaders Facebook Group

Starting this month, the Special Needs and Disability Ministry Leaders group is entering a whole new chapter. Continue reading

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