Faith.

Faith is a gift from God that does not depend on any…

Friendships.

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Belonging.

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What People Say About Friendship

“I’ve learned so much about God [at Friendship]. I’ve learned that I’m never alone. I always have Jesus with me…and I always have other people who care about me too.”

A Friend from Iowa

It was amazing to pray with Kristen…. Although I did not completely understand Kristen’s words, I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit surround us. I learned the art of what Kristen and I can do together in ministry, instead of what I can do for Kristen.

Noel, Mentor

“We’ve used God, Our Father, Jesus, Our Savior, and when we realized we are coming to the end of The Spirit, Our Helper we just about died! We are really happy with this material, and pleased to find that more is available.”

Elsie, Group Leader

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From the Blog

A Creative Welcome

A Creative Welcome

by Heather DeBoer, Friendship Ministries—Canada On Sunday, Marlene and Zach, who lives with Down syndrome, led the welcome time at our church. Zach’s speech can be hard to understand, so Marlene and his mom got creative and used a bitmoji […]

Welcome to Our Old Church

Welcome to Our Old Church

by Kevin Timpe In my experience as a parent, author, and advocate for people with disabilities, I have unfortunately found that the Church is sometimes less welcoming toward people with disabilities than is our culture at large. I think, for […]

Transitioning toward Adulthood, Part 2

Transitioning towards Adulthood, Part 2

Did you miss part 1 of this series? Read it here. Dear Youth Ministry Leader, We’ve talked about the importance of inclusive small groups, especially as students transition from childhood to adulthood. But how exactly do you make it happen? […]

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