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Friends Inspire Growth, as “Iron Sharpens Iron”

Friends Inspire Growth, as “Iron Sharpens Iron”

                    2019 Fall Newsletter                     The mission of Connection Ministries is to “equip churches” to minister with our friends who have intellectual disabilities. When we gather for training, we truly “sharpen” each other. The cross...

Summer Friendship Volunteer Training

Summer Friendship Volunteer Training

Prepare! “Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.”                                                                                            Proverbs 24:27 In the same way, there is much to prepare before hosting a...

Summer Friendship Gathering 2019

Summer Friendship Gathering 2019

In His Steps Fix our eyes on Jesus Hebrews 12:2 Our everyday lives can blot out our view of Jesus as we try to follow Him, but we can walk in Jesus’ steps together at this summer’s Friendship Gatherings.  We are excited to have 10 churches partnering with Connection...

Good News, and Great Joy for All the People!

Good News, and Great Joy for All the People!

Everyone likes good news! We get excited when we hear about the birth of a baby, or a friend getting married.  Can you imagine the shepherd’s excitement as described in the Gospel of Luke when the angel said; “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news that will cause...

Plan Ahead! A Thriving Friendship group, Tip #1

Plan Ahead! A Thriving Friendship group, Tip #1

As the Friendship season begins, Connection Ministries will be sending out useful tips and hints that you are welcome to incorporate into the Friendship group at your church!   These tips are a great way to continue strengthening the Friendship groups,...

Go Make Disciples!

Go Make Disciples!

And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”  Romans 10:15 How many of us have drawn closer to God because someone shared their faith story with us? I certainly have!  The word “Go” in the...

Great Friendship Selfie Tips

Great Friendship Selfie Tips

    Adults with intellectual disabilities, families, and caregivers: matter to God, and therefore matter to the Church. have relationships which include them in Sunday worship, church activities, and beyond. are bonded together as co-laborers with God. (1...

Ted Baer has gone to be with the Lord

Ted Baer has gone to be with the Lord

Ted Baer, a dear friend and co-laborer in this ministry, passed away this morning.  Ted and his wife Marsha have been part of this ministry in many capacities for more than 20 years.  Most of us knew Ted through his commitment to the woodcrafts where he was as much a...

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.”...

Vision – Its All About Relationships

Vision – Its All About Relationships

2018 Spring Newsletter     God has given us a clear vision for what he wants, and it is all about relationships. It is exciting to see God at work in the many Friendship groups, but it is much more than a scheduled gathering. The relationships that have...