Kindergarten Success: Weston’s Home at Providence Christian

Rooted in the belief that church and school work in tandem to reinforce the teachings occurring at home, six-year-old Weston’s parents desired a Christian education for their son. They wanted him to attend Providence Christian School (PCS) where his older . . .

Donor Profile: Ruth and Jim Sytsma

“Getting to know All Belong was a learning process for me, but it really opened my eyes to the potential of every kid,” recalls Jim Sytsma about his previous service on the All Belong Board of Directors. He knew little . . .

Donor Profile: Doug and Lois Nagel

Doug and Lois Nagel are proud to be able to say they have supported All Belong since its very beginning in the early 1980s and have remained faithful in their giving for nearly forty years! “I’ve been blessed to grow . . .

Immersed in Jesus’ Love: Nolan in Community

The night before Tim and Laura Paauw received an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis for their three-year-old son, Nolan, they heard him say “I love you” for the first time. The Paauw’s were deeply moved by this expression from their . . .

The Power of “Hello”

Parent and Jenison Christian School (Jenison, MI) administrator, Tim Paauw, reflects on the power of “hello” in today’s post. As a dad of two non-verbal boys with autism spectrum disorder, I have become accustomed to the feeling of “everyone is . . .

Making the Puzzle Complete: Disability in Community

Just as every teacher in the school has the potential to change someone’s life, every student has the potential to shift the air, just a little bit, and change the culture in a school. As a Christ-centered community, we “learn . . .

Bold Beginnings: Following Christ into Community

Beginnings can be simultaneously exciting and gutsy, joyous and terrifying, inspiring and challenging. To take an idea, planted by God’s Spirit, and breathe it into life requires boldness. This boldness is rooted in the faith that the sowing will produce . . .

Summer Reading: 15 Books to Support Inclusive Community

Looking for a book to keep your learning alive this summer? Our staff shared fifteen books (listed alphabetically) they’ve recently read (or plan to read this summer) related to inclusive school and church communities. Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefullness, . . .