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2016 Leadership & Friends Cruise

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 18:32:57 +0000

Join Special Touch on the Leadership & Friends Cruise! Special Rates available Now! Don’t miss the boat!

2016 Summer Get Aways

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:40:45 +0000

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATIONS, MANUALS, AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION! What is a Get Away? It’s five days, in residence, camp-style retreat for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere. What are the facilities like? While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to […]

Serving People In Many Different Ways

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:25:03 +0000

Special Touch Ministry is continually expanding to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Summer Get Away is just one of the many programs and services provided. Summer Get Away is the premiere faith-based vacation/retreat experience for those with physical and/or intellectual disabilities and their families. Find a location near you: Special Touch Ministry’s other […]

Resourcing your Community

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:48 +0000

Did you ever experience an illness or injury that resulted in a lengthy recovery? Perhaps, your life has been interrupted by breaking an arm or a leg requiring you to wear an inconvenient cast. I had surgery on my left hamstring that required me to wear a full leg cast for six weeks. This was […]

Led by Love

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:27:57 +0000

Debby Thomas, an expert in leadership, explained how love is a more powerful motivator than fear in the workplace. She indicated that fear destroys trust, stifles creativity, and distorts communication. Recently, Charlie Chivers, Founder and Director of Special Touch Ministry, spoke at North Central University about changing our views on disability. He highlighted my role […]

Great Leaders

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:45:38 +0000

Unfortunately, some only associate great leaders with those who speak in front of large groups, such as a pastor or teacher. In the Bible, Moses didn’t see himself speaking in front of others and thus disqualified himself as a leader. However, John Maxwell and other renowned experts say being a leader is not about our […]

Winning the Battle

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:42:41 +0000

By: Sandy MillerAfter missing four years of Special Touch Summer Get Away, my friend Brittany begged me to return to camp. Over those years, I studied Scripture and even wrote Sunday School lessons for the class God called me to teach.After praying about it, I felt the time was right, but there seemed to be […]

Ben’s Letter

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:16:45 +0000

  Email   Dear Friends, I recall a time in college when I was so happy to be finally out of the house with an opportunity to be around other people. You see, I have been in a wheelchair all my life and felt a call to preach. One night while I was in […]

Being a disability friendly church

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:34:33 +0000

By Charlie Chivers Monday morning brought the first phone call of the week. The woman identified herself and her location. After an awkward silence, came her quivering, tearful voice. “Reverend Chivers,” she said, “would you know of a disability-friendly Assemblies of God church near my town you could recommend my family attend? We have two […]

Inspired By My Brother

Tue, 13 May 2014 19:32:49 +0000

While the needs of individuals who have disabilities are paramount to most organizations, the concerns of their friends and family members are frequently overlooked. Yet, disability impacts their lives in some very profound ways. by Bradley Mattrisch