One Sunday Marlene and her friend Zach led the welcome time at their church. Zach lives with Down syndrome, and his speech can be hard to understand, so they found a creative way to help him share his gift of welcome!
For more than 35 years, Friendship Ministries has provided high-quality resources that empower congregations to share the Gospel with adults who have intellectual disability. We long for the day when people of all abilities are fully accepted--and expected--in the Body of Christ. You can learn more about us at friendship.org.
Faith. Friendships. Belonging.
To include someone is to intentionally pursue ways to make them feel welcomed, heard, and valued. We show the love of Jesus most when we actively include those who are marginalized and different.
All people--regardless of ability--are created in God's image and have a role to fulfill in the Body of Christ. Friendship Ministries can help you discover how to reach out to these precious souls who are too often neglected by the Church.
Friendship Ministries provides Bible study curriculum that can help your church minister with adults who have intellectual disability.