When Key Ministry’s leadership team met to reimagine how we might serve churches in the future, we were in agreement on two important issues. First, we were unanimous in affirming a future in which our team continues to provide direct service to churches. And second, we were of a single mind in affirming that we will offer churches relationships along with resources.
We aspire to help churches launch comprehensive initiatives to include kids with disabilities and their families into every area of ministry but we also want to come alongside churches of all sizes when they have a child or family they’re called to serve. It’s not at all unusual for for our conversations with church staff and volunteers to begin with the phrase, "So there’s this kid …"
Key Ministry is pleased to make available our FREE Consultation Service to pastors, church leaders, and ministry volunteers. Got questions about launching a ministry that you can’t answer? Here we are! Have a kid you’re struggling to serve? Contact us! Want to kick around a problem with someone who’s “been there and done that"? You know where to find us!
We’re blessed to have a very experienced teammates recognized throughout the field of disability ministry to answer your questions or help you take the next step!
In addition to his work for Key Ministry, Ryan Wolfe serves full-time in the position he has held since 2010 as Developmental Disabilities Pastor at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio. At First Christian, Ryan has developed a faith-based day program & employment program for adults with developmental disabilities. First Christian Church also hosts respite events, an annual prom, Sunday morning ministries for both children & adults, a volunteer guardianship program, and more to support persons with disabilities.
In addition to his church duties, Ryan is very active in his community, serving on the boards of ARC (Autism Resource Center) of Ohio and Canton Challenger Baseball. He has been honored for his community service by the Cleveland Indians – Honorable Mention for Mentor of the Year 2014 and the Arc of Ohio – Stark County Volunteer of the Year 2012. He also raised the funds to build a baseball field for the local Special Olympics Teams and Challenger Baseball in 2011 on the campus of First Christian. Ryan blogs at disabilityministry.org.