Special Needs

Resources from Bethesda – My Faith in Action!

Many people we support at Bethesda tell us being part of a local church community is important. Unfortunately, it can be challenging for caregivers and congregation members to support people with disabilities as they explore their faith. We use our  My Faith in Action Plan Workbook to learn about each person’s church of choice and… Read more »

Discovering Faith Video – Alana’s Journey to Confirmation

Seven years ago when Kim Trombley, now vice president of Religious Life for Bethesda, asked a young woman supported by Bethesda named Alana if she was interested in attending church. Alana’s answer was surprising: “What is church?” Since then, Alana has become engaged in the life of her church and was recently confirmed in her… Read more »

Church Interpreter Training Institute 2017

Pictured are students of the Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI), a joint partnership of Lutheran Friends of the Deaf in Mill Neck, New York, and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The program was held June 25 to July 3, 2017 on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary with the goal to help student… Read more »

Caring for every human — in body and soul

The phrase “human care” may evoke many images in your mind. Human care includes helping those who have just experienced a disaster. In our district, we are blessed with men and women trained to be early responders who also become part of a team; hence the name Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT). They provide human… Read more »

Lutherans for Life Conference in Fort Wayne

Lutherans For Life will hold a 2017 Regional, Hope For Life Conference on September 16, 2017, at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. This Lutherans For Life Conference will be spiritually uplifting and encouraging. The speakers focus directly on God’s Word and how it applies to the life issues as demonstrated in our conference theme, Hope… Read more »