In the first of our Better Belonging blog post series, we will be outlining some of the specific ways we can be more inclusive of people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
God calls all of his people to join him in in his Kingdom. We here at Friendship Ministries have developed Bible studies so that we can pass on the good news of Jesus Christ to our spiritual brothers and sisters […]
Friendship Groups bring people with and without intellectual disabilities together through the word of God. We have highlighted some of these wonderful Friendship Groups on our blog, and perhaps you have wanted to join one—but what if your church doesn’t […]
You want to do inclusive ministry… but what happens when your church is resistant? Maybe your church doesn’t have an active disability ministry, or perhaps they seem unwilling to change the current program. You see opportunities to integrate a more […]