The COVID-19 pandemic complicated the challenges of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and highlighted the ongoing need to address those challenges.
Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Deaconess Kimberly Trombley of Bethesda Ministries presents a free webinar titled “Ministry with People With Disabilities.”
The new developments will serve people with disabilities as well as adults of all abilities who are 55 and older.
By working with people with disabilities alongside their families, communities and employers, Bethesda aims to raise the percentage of individuals with disabilities in the workforce and make the case to employers for accommodating and hiring employees with disabilities.
Bethesda Lutheran Communities — an LCMS Recognized Service Organization — provides homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Ten scholarships totaling $30,000 are available for individuals who plan to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The training, set for June 13–16 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is open to students of all levels.
The month is an opportunity to support individuals with developmental disabilities, to spread awareness about the progress that has been made, and to reflect on what more can be done.
This collection of resources focuses on the fact that God created us exactly as He planned. We offer them here for you, your congregation and the people you serve.
Students with developmental disabilities receive Certificates of Applied Learning May 14 in Mequon, Wis.
This new resource from LCMS Health Ministry provides straightforward and inexpensive ideas to help volunteers — Sunday school teachers, VBS leaders, youth workers and others — include people of all abilities in their next church event.
“The Church and Mental Health” is planned for Saturday, April 9, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Throughout the LCMS, exciting progress is being made in Disability Ministry! For the past several years, the LCMS Disability Task Force has been focused on efforts in supporting, equipping and developing congregations to be more inclusive of people living with disabilities in our local communities.
Delores Desemone, Co-Chair of the St. Charles County Chapter of Lutherans for Life, and Jerry Marks, Phd, LCSW, of Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri, discuss upcoming events offering resources and fun to families with special needs.