Connection Ministries equips Christian congregations throughout Central Indiana to minister with adults with intellectual disabilities. We believe that people of all abilities are needed in the Church, and together, we grow closer to Christ through authentic Christian community.

Connection Ministries, can help prepare your church with consultation, training, and valuable resources that will help you minister with people with intellectual disabilities. We invite you and your congregation to grow in faith by becoming a partner with us in this important ministry. You can become a partner by joining an existing congregational ministry, or planting a new Friendship group at your church. You can also partner with us by donating a gift to help us grow this ministry. We invite you to explore this website to learn more.

Our History

The leadership of Connection Ministries has helped congregations in central Indiana with their ministries with adults with intellectual disabilities for more than 25 years.  Originally founded as Lutheran Disability Ministries (LDM), we continue to advance the same vision and mission as Connection Ministries, working with Christian congregations of many denominations.

Share Your Stories

Connection Ministries strives to be an encouragement and resource to people with intellectual disabilities, their families, caregivers, and the many friends in their churches that enrich their lives through ministry with them. For this reason, we invite you to share your stories with us. As part of our website, we will select inspirational stories, ideas and photos that celebrate your ministries. We will share them with our website visitors and followers on social media. Your story may be the inspiration a congregation needs to start a ministry. Please send your stories with photos or graphics to

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