Celebrate a National Day of Inclusive Prayer

Celebrate a National Day of Inclusive Prayer

As we gather to pray on this National Day of Prayer, let’s make sure that people of all abilities have opportunities to join with us in worship and be part of the serving team too.

Janet Parshall...Disability Ministry Champion

Janet Parshall...Disability Ministry Champion

Janet's long history of advocacy for persons with disabilities isn't the only reason why I wanted her to have the opportunity to attend our conference and connect with the leaders and speakers in attendance. I knew Janet could speak into disability issues from the perspective of someone who has been there and done that.

Wells of Generosity: Do You Have Enough Resources for Disability Ministry?

Wells of Generosity: Do You Have Enough Resources for Disability Ministry?

God often does much with little. These Kenyan pastors don’t see all the resources that are lacking. They see their own bodies and energies, and have plans to do more with the resources within themselves than many of us do with the luxuries in our culture.

Four A’s For Supporting Adoptive Families

Four A’s For Supporting Adoptive Families

I am not my child’s savior. We all know this, but saying my child is especially lucky or blessed introduces a “saving” dynamic. Despite the commitment I made and continue to make to him, we are just two broken people working out what it means to live in the community and family God has given us. We’re learning together how to love one another and love Jesus. And it’s often an awkward dance.

Unique Approaches to Mental Health Ministry that Might Work Well in Your Church

Unique Approaches to Mental Health Ministry that Might Work Well in Your Church

Mental health ministry might mean your church is providing support groups or training, but it might mean stepping out to creatively meet a unique need in your church or local community.

Making disability ministry training available to every church

Making disability ministry training available to every church

Our team has a vision that every pastor, church staff member and volunteer ought to be able to access disability ministry training of the highest quality without having to travel further than a half-day drive from their home.

A Conversation About The Cost Of Special Needs Ministry

A Conversation About The Cost Of Special Needs Ministry

Creating a church that is truly inclusive will come with a cost. Wanting a return on investment is not inherently wrong, but when it comes to the fear of being able to finance a special needs ministry, the most important thing to focus on is where the repayment will come from.

Four Essentials for a World-Changing Church

Four Essentials for a World-Changing Church

If the church is to be Christ-like and world-shaping, we need to be leaders and pioneers in loving all of God’s people, not lagging far behind our schools and social service organizations in how we respond to the needs around us.