is to provide resources that support faith formation and congregational inclusion with individuals with intellectual disability.
is people with and without intellectual disability growing deeper in their relationship with God and with each other in community together.
Since 2002, Friendship Ministries has been guided by the principles outlined in a document called First Things: Fundamental Themes Guiding Friendship Ministries. First Things grew out of conversation between Jim Heynen, Tom Hoeksema, Nella Uitvlugt, and Ron Vredeveld, and was approved by the Friendship Ministries Board of Directors. It outlines four fundamental themes, their corresponding core truths, and some of the implications of these themes and truths.