“Indispensable” Volunteer Training

“Indispensable” is a video training series intended for the staff and volunteers in churches involved in or considering ministries that build Christian communities with adults with intellectual disabilities. Topics covered in this series range from vision, raising awareness, communication, effective teaching, and safety.

This series is inspired by Paul’s letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor 12:22) where he explained the importance of every part of the Body of Christ. He said that the parts of the Body that seem to be weaker are indispensable. The ideas offered in this series can help shape or even change the paradigm for your ministry.

Topic 1 – Introduction

This is a Biblical introduction to “Indispensable” for Friendship group leaders and volunteers. Indispensable is a video training series for churches that are involved or considering a …

Topic 2 – Vision

These vision videos are for the Friendship group leadership team. A vision directed by God for a ministry with people with intellectual disabilities that is clearly communicated has the power to tr…

Topic 3 – Necessary Elements

There are five Biblical elements that we find present in the Acts 2 Church that are necessary in any ministry with people who have intellectual disabilities. This topic will highlight these element…

Topic 4 – Leadership Buy-In

For any ministry to thrive in a church it requires buy-in from the churches leadership. Your Friendship leadership team need to make their case. This video is intended for the Leadership Team. Topi…

Topic 5 – Leadership Teams

We were not created to work alone. God gave us the Church and we are intended to minister in Christian community. This topic covers the importance of a leadership team and how to develop points of …

Topic 6 – Awareness and Networking

A strategy is needed for recruiting friends with intellectual disabilities and volunteers for your Friendship group. This process requires both networking with those who are in the lives of people …

Topic 7 – Effective Teaching

Sharing the Good News is vital and the time spent preparing is essential. In this topic we will explain the dynamics of a Friendship group meeting, share ideas on lesson preparation and presentatio…

Topic 8 – Companion Training

This topic will have seven initial episodes for training volunteer companions who will be building meaningful relationships with friends with intellectual disabilities. These episodes help equip vo…

Topic 9 – Safety and Administration

This topic will cover the administrative and safety procedures needed to create a safe environment for friends with disabilities, volunteers, and congregations. It is important for disability minis…
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