Entries by Ashley Belknap

How COVID-19 Links Us More to Families with Disabilities

The advance of the novel coronavirus in Spring 2020 resulted in stay-at-home orders in most U.S. states. People have been told to maintain a physical distance of at least 6 […]

Enfolding Ladies with Disabilities into Women’s Ministry

Who might your women’s ministry intentionally encourage? There are likely to be ladies living with disability in your women’s ministry who would love to be more involved and growing in […]

Developing a Disability Ministry Team at Church

As your ministry to families with disabilities grows, at some point you will likely want to organize your volunteers into a ministry team. Developing and training leadership is the next […]

Singing Hymns and Making a Joyful Noise

Singing praises to God is one of the fundamental ways that we worship. But singing can be challenging for individuals with disabilities and the congregation around them. Acknowledging these is […]

Interest Meetings for Families Living with Disability

Interest group meetings can be especially helpful when you want to learn who are the families living with disability in your church and how to best serve them. Here are […]

Educating Your Extended Family on Disability

We often enter church with the belief that the congregation won’t understand disability. But we tend to expect our own families to understand us, even if we haven’t taken the […]

Making Strategic Adaptations at Church

A frequently-asked question in the local church is, “What should we do next in disability ministry?” The answer varies from church to church. It largely depends on factors such as […]

Guiding a Family into the Heart of Church

Many churches are seeing a drop in attendance, and they are eager to have visitors and love them well. We want to see churches express the same eagerness for your […]