Our Stories

Stories of God at work in ministries with people with intellectual disabilities are a great source of encouragement for people involved in these ministries. These stories also provide inspiration to congregations and individuals considering connecting with Connection Ministries. Many of our volunteers have a great deal of experience, some involved for 25 years or more. Their stories and experiences are a valuable resource as Connection Ministries equips other congregations and volunteers to minister with friends with disabilities.

Realizing Vision

Realizing Vision

“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”...

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Friendship Groups on the Rise

Friendship Groups on the Rise

Greenfield Reporter Shares Story about the Growing Friendship Groups in Hancock County Join the Greenfield Reporter and share this post about the new Friendship Group at Outlook Christian Church in McCordsville that includes our adult friends with intellectual...

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Jackie Schaefer Joins Connection Ministries!

Jackie Schaefer Joins Connection Ministries!

  We are excited!  God has called Jackie Schaefer to join Connection Ministries.  With God’s provision, she will begin work in January! God planted Connection Ministries at a time when there was a great need in central Indiana for ministry with people with...

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Fruitful Summer

Fruitful Summer

It has been fruitful summer for ministry with adults with intellectual disabilities in Central Indiana.  Camp SonRise was cancelled, but it resulted in numerous congregations and hundreds of volunteers stepping up to host events.  The summer was filled with fellowship...

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Summer Blessings

SUMMER FRIENDSHIP GATHERINGS - A HUGE BLESSING Last week we finished our third Summer Friendship Gathering for the 2016 summer, and many agreed, they went too fast!  The gatherings were for the Friendship Ministries at Trinity Lutheran Church, Grace Presbyterian, and...

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What a Friend We have in Jesus

What a Friend We have in Jesus

Gratitude, that is the word for today.  My heart is filled with gratitude!  Today we laid to rest a dear friend, Leroy Graves; member of Grant City Wesleyan Church and of several Friendship Bible studies at the various churches he frequented. Leroy loved Jesus and he...

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Where is your church – where are you?

Before Easter we wrote about two families with sons with intellectual disabilities whose family members were turned away from their churches.  Unfortunately, this is a frequent story.    This past Sunday I met with members of a congregation actively engaged in the...

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Source of Hope….

You may be the person God will use to bring someone hope in Jesus Christ… Cathy and James (names changed) met at a Friendship Bible class several years ago.  James lived in a group home for adults with intellectual disabilities for about 20 years.  He kept to himself,...

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To be Accepted…

To be Accepted…

This past month we shared a story of conversations with two mothers with sons who have intellectual disabilities who were turned away by their congregations.  These congregations do not yet understand the blessing that can come when they  include members with...

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Christmas Blessing

Christmas Blessing

May God bless you this Christmas with an awareness and confidence that He is constantly with you, even to the end of the age. This Christmas, I have reflected a great deal on the meaning of the name “Immanuel” that Isaiah prophesied for Jesus, meaning, “God with us.”...

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