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The Friendship Ministries Story
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Friendship Ministries is an international, interdenominational, notfor-profit (501c3) organization whose mission is to share God’s love with people who have cognitive impairments and to enable them to become an active part of God’s family. Friendship Ministries carries out this mission by working with local churches to set up Friendship

groups, which center on group worship and one-to-one Bible study in the context of mentoring relationships. Beyond assisting churches in initiating and maintaining Friendship programs, Friendship Ministries advocates for the inclusion of people with cognitive impairments in the full life of their faith communities, encouraging full church membership and opportunities for people with cognitive impairments to share their gifts.