Welcome, Bethesda Ambassadors!
Come Alongside Our Mission
For over 100 years, Bethesda Lutheran Communities has been committed to supporting people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. We welcome you to come alongside us as a Bethesda Ambassador to help further our mission, "To enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ."
What Is a Bethesda Ambassador?
The Bethesda Ambassadors, working together with other Bethesda staff in Development and Religious Life, exist to promote Bethesda’s mission and ministry to and with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our goal is to increase the awareness of Bethesda’s work among congregations and congregational members of all ages, build connections to Bethesda’s ministry and the people we serve and ultimately to generate increased financial support of our work. Bethesda Ambassadors accomplish this by:
- Assisting in securing Bethesda Sunday presentation opportunities at local congregations by contacting/meeting with local pastors.
- Conducting Bethesda Sunday presentations at local congregations as a representative of Bethesda. This will include 5-15 minutes before/after church services on an assigned Sunday as well as a longer (30-40 minute) presentation between services, often in place of a Bible study.
- Conduct presentations for adult church groups or Lutheran schools as a representative of Bethesda
- Represent Bethesda at local church-related conferences or conventions
Who Is Eligible to Become a Bethesda Ambassador?
Bethesda Ambassadors work in all 50 states across the country and are active members of their communities. Pastors, Deaconesses, church leaders and staff and college students are eligible to apply to become a Bethesda Ambassador and bring the message and mission of Bethesda to share with churches in their area. Bethesda Ambassadors share information and updates about Bethesda’s work and invite people to become a part of the mission in a variety of ways.
Still considering joining our Bethesda Ambassador Program? Listen to an interview on KFUO Radio’s Coffee Hour with Bethesda President and CEO, Mike Thirtle. Also watch Mike’s video message about our Ambassador program.
Already a Bethesda Ambassador? View our resources here.
If you are interested in learning more please complete the form below or give us a call and we’ll be back with you shortly. Thank you!