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.

Messiah hosts one of two Gatherings last week!

Messiah hosts one of two Gatherings last week!

What a great week with a Gathering with Messiah and St Andrews Lutheran Churches, and a second Gathering with Cross of Grace Lutheran and LifePoint Churches! The video link below shows photos from the Gathering with Messiah and St. Andrews, and it will be the first of...

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Gathering Video that Spans Decades

Gathering Video that Spans Decades

Three churches came together this past week for their first Summer Friendship Gathering. Chuck has been leading his Friendship Group from Christ the Savior for more than 27 years. Brandywine also started their group during the 1990’s and the Friendship Group at...

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Is a Summer Friendship Gathering Necessary?

Is a Summer Friendship Gathering Necessary?

This week, King of Glory hosted their first Gathering. Liz, one of our friends who is blind, said over and over, “Praise God.” Together we learned about how we have been recreated in Christ and motivated to be the light of Jesus in our hurting world. Liz demonstrated...

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Was the Summer Friendship Gathering at Trinity too Short?

Was the Summer Friendship Gathering at Trinity too Short?

We all had a great time at the Trinity Summer Friendship Gathering learning that we are God's Masterpiece when we live "in Christ."  We sang and worshiped together, studied the Bible and had great fellowship; our friends with disabilities, their families, caregivers,...

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Summer Friendship Gathering Season Starts at Living Hope!

Summer Friendship Gathering Season Starts at Living Hope!

Our first Summer Friendship Gathering at Living Hope Christian Church in Gaston is complete and God was moving. Following the worship service on the third day, our friends with disabilities and caregivers stood up and shared their thoughts with the volunteers at the...

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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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