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Tag Archives: Shannon Dingle
Shannon shared the news that she’s transitioning off our ministry team with readers of her personal blog this past week. Our team is grateful for the time Shannon served with us. She’s a unique figure in the disability ministry movement … Continue reading
Church, we can’t not know about adoption and special needs!
Our church community didn’t know what we would need, but they said yes with us: yes to loving through the brokenness, yes to being faithful to the ones (me included) who need to learn to trust once again, yes to a bit more chaos in our row during worship, yes to choosing to do good for young ones for whom others hadn’t always chosen good in their recent past. Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Inclusion, Key Ministry Tagged Adoption, church, Disability Ministry, Foster Care, Key Ministry, orphans, Shannon Dingle, Special Needs Ministry Leave a comment
How does the Gospel apply to self injury?
So how can we, in the name of Christ, come alongside those who hurt themselves? Continue reading
One benefit of visiting a new church as a unique family
As I left that meeting, it struck me: changing churches as a unique family is hard, but the same elements that make us stand out also make others notice us more easily. Continue reading
4 reasons why teens cut to COPE
Because acronyms help facts stick in our head, I’ve created one here: COPE. Teens – or kids or adults – cut for Control, as an Obsessive Behavior, as Punishment, or as an Emotional release. Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Resources Tagged control, cope, cutting, emotional release, Key Ministry, obsessive behavior, punishment, self-injury, Shannon Dingle 2 Comments
4 thoughts on being a church leader with alcoholism
Bring your stories of redemption, we say. Your testimonies of sobriety are welcome here. But if you’re in the muck right now, we’d really rather you clean yourself up because we don’t really want to get dirty. Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry Tagged addiction, alcoholism, church, Key Ministry, Leadership, NewSpring, pastors, Perry Noble, Shannon Dingle 2 Comments
Review: Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife by Ruth A. Tucker
The book mixes the personal and the theological, serving as both a wife’s narrative of enduring domestic abuse by a pastor husband and a theology professor’s analysis of the biblical, theological, historical, and contemporary issues surrounding abuse in the church. Continue reading
10 ways to be a safe church for sexual assault survivors
How can our churches be safe places for survivors like me, even those who will never disclose their stories? Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Controversies, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, PTSD Tagged Christian counseling, churches, Inclusion, ministry, sexual abuse, Shannon Dingle, survivors, trauma 1 Comment
Why church leaders need to be talking about sexual assault
70 child abuse allegations are made against churches in the US each week. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, Mental Health, PTSD Tagged church, Key Ministry, protection policies, PTSD, safety measures, sexual assault, Shannon Dingle, suicide, trauma Leave a comment
Teaching the essentials to reach children of all abilities at church
If children and students at our church only grasp one thing today, what should it be? Continue reading