Disability

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Ministry with People With Disabilities’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Deaconess Kimberly Trombley of Bethesda Ministries presents a free webinar titled “Ministry with People With Disabilities.”

Bethesda seeking to partner with districts, congregations on new housing concept

The new developments will serve people with disabilities as well as adults of all abilities who are 55 and older.

Bethesda job coaches offer employment advocacy, support

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 observes 115th anniversary, celebrates awareness month

Bethesda Lutheran Communities — an LCMS Recognized Service Organization — provides homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Bethesda Auxiliary offering scholarships for seminarians, college students

Ten scholarships totaling $30,000 are available for individuals who plan to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Register for church interpreter training by May 24

The training, set for June 13–16 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is open to students of all levels.

Bethesda to celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March

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.

Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs) are here to help

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.

KFUO Audio: The Whole Family Matters

Bethesda Lutheran Communities’ Mona Fuerstenau says it’s important to involve the whole family of a person with a disability in the journey through life.

First Bethesda College class graduates in ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

Students with developmental disabilities receive Certificates of Applied Learning May 14 in Mequon, Wis.

The church is for EVERYONE

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.

Synod to sponsor free workshop on mental illness

“The Church and Mental Health” is planned for Saturday, April 9, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

LCMS Life Ministry — Summer 2015 newsletter

In the Summer 2015 issue of Notes for Life, LCMS’ Life Ministry shares steps that can be taken to promote a pro-life culture on a college and/or university campus.

From Marginalized to Engaged: Progress in Disability Ministry in the LCMS

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.

KFUO Audio: Faith’n’Family – Events and Resources for Families with Special Needs

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.

Disability Task Force updating resources

The online resources — designed to assist those with physical and mental disabilities — will be shared via “flash drive” with this spring’s seminary and deaconess graduates.