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Sounds like you have a great system worked out, Keith! This Ten Ways tool was intended to help people think about how they can incorporate people of all abilities (including immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, and others) into their small group ministry. If your groups are doing that, we'd love to hear how it's going!

Hi Staci! 

In addition to chocolate (obviously!), you could add a prayer journal, a fun pen, and a bookmark with an encouraging verse on it. I also love this graphic treatment of Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1--you could create your own version of that using your computer rather than hand-done calligraphy. Making a 5x7 postcard-size version of that would be so cool, and you could purchase inexpensive frames for them if you like.....

Hi Kathy! One option to check out would be the Together curriculum from Friendship Ministries. It's designed for people with varying levels of cognitive challenges, and is totally online. I'm not certain how it would work without a facilitator, but perhaps someone at Friendship Ministries could help with that. Website is https://togethersmallgroups.org/. I'd also recommend taking a look at the free videos from The Bible Project (https://bibleproject.com/explore/)--they are fabulous, and your sister could definitely watch those on her own as a way to learn more about God's story!

Kathy, if leaving home is an option, she might really enjoy being part of a Friendship group if there is one near you. Here's the form to fill out to see if there's a local group: https://friendship.org/find-a-group/ 

 

Hi Gary! The Building Blocks of Faith toolkit that Karen mentioned above includes an assessment tool that could be helpful to you. You'll find a link to that in the "Ways to Use the Building Blocks of Faith" section of the toolkit under the heading "Assessment Tools." And I echo Karen's encouragement to contact one of our regional catalyzers who can consult with you on this important topic!

 

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