Ideas

Church Attendance and Caregiving

January 6th 2017 @ 11:00 AM

We haven’t seen them for a while. They never come to church anymore. Why did they stop coming? The answer to that question pops up often on the ABLE Ministry UPCI Facebook page. The answer is different for many families, but the bottom-line answer is always the same: They can’t figure out a way to go to church and provide care for their loved one at the same time. …Read More +

Behind the Scenes: Disability Ministry Ideas

Behind the Scenes: Disability Ministry Ideas

October 31st 2016 @ 10:50 AM

Are you looking for ideas to minister to individuals with specials needs and their families? If you are like me, the answer to that question is “always!” Thankfully, the Lord allowed my home church to have three very different, but successful, events over the last year. Our mission was to offer three separate occasions, each with their own focus. The first two events, although similar in nature, differed in …Read More +

Questions About Being Baptized and Receiving the Holy Ghost

October 3rd 2016 @ 10:25 AM

My child wants to be baptized but is terrified. What can we do?

Can you figure out what the exact issue is? Is it due to social anxiety, fear of water, or all of the attention given to the person being baptized? Perhaps you could schedule a private baptism service when there are fewer people there. Be sure to videotape it so it can be shared with the …Read More +

How can I reach families affected by disability in our city?

August 19th 2016 @ 10:10 AM

There are often support groups, blogs, or Facebook pages available that are specific to your town or area of the country. Join them and be an active member. Support groups that meet in person are often looking for speakers. “What does the Bible say about disabilities?” might be a good topic to discuss. Be sure to bring business cards to hand out! Some churches provide two-and-a-half-hour respite care nights …Read More +

How can I increase awareness about disabilities in our church?

August 19th 2016 @ 10:10 AM

If you are a family member of a person affected by a disability, celebrate awareness days! Bring in treats, and talk to Sunday school classes or staff members. Another way might be to have a person affected by a disability speak to the congregation about their life, answering questions such as, “What can the church do to support others affected by disability?” or “What is simply not helpful or …Read More +

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