Friendship Ministry

Sharing God’s love with people who have intellectual disabilities and enabling them to become an active part of God’s family.

October 2021 COVID Update - We hope to start our Friendship program beginning Sunday, November 22nd. Stay tuned for more information!

Who We Are

Friendship Ministries is a not-for-profit organization that exists to help churches and organizations around the world share God’s love with people who have intellectual disabilities.

What does a Friendship group look like?

Groups and One-On-One Relationships

Friendship is all about building relationships between mentors and friends. It’s not always clear who is learning from whom! It is a process of bringing the family of God together to learn more about God’s love.
Here’s how it works:
Sessions often start in a large group with singing, sharing, praying together, and hearing a Bible lesson.
The lesson is told by a storyteller and usually includes group participation, often in drama format.
This is followed by one-on-one time, where mentors and friends meet to go over materials related to the Bible lesson; often this time includes activities, prayer, and memory work.
The smaller groups finish with snack and social time
Finally, the groups come together for a prayer circle and Shalom song.
This is our tenth (10!) year of Friendship Ministry in Leduc. What a great decade it's been as a group!

We meet Monday evenings, from 7:00-8:30 pm. Beginning the Monday after Thanksgiving in October and finishing the end of April.

Contact: Wendy Benckhuysen - (780) 717-3807 - [email protected]