The Senior Pastor is just one part of the church, but this leadership position holds the ability to create and sustain an inclusive environment at church. This is a type of community where each part of the body of Christ has the space to thrive and demonstrate their unique gifts.
Ministerio Amistad, the Spanish-speaking arm of Friendship Ministries, is growing! A new Amistad group is opening in partnership with Fundación Restaurando la Simiente (Restoring the Seed Foundation).
Back in April, our Executive Director Tom and Friendship Canada administrator Heather took a trip down the 401 Highway in Ontario to visit various Friendship Groups in Canada.
I am not perfect. I recognize my weaknesses and inexperience, and I’m left uncertain about my capabilities. There will be times when I falter during my ministry, so I pray for the assistance of my community.
It isn’t essential that every church have a special needs ministry. But, it is essential that every Christ-centered church demonstrate the love of Christ when they encounter ‘the least of these.’
Are you asking “What is inclusive ministry?” or “How do I start my own Friendship Group?”
We’d like to share with you a few stories about prayer that we have heard recently from some groups in Canada.