Bethesda Ambassadors - Frequently Asked Questions


Bethesda Ambassadors promote Bethesda’s mission and ministry to and with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our goal is to increase awareness of Bethesda’s work among congregations, build connections with Bethesda’s ministry and the people we support, and ultimately to generate increased financial support of our work.

Who are they?

  • Bethesda Ambassadors are contracted staff who visit congregations and Christian organizations throughout the US, promoting Bethesda’s mission and ministry to and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Ambassadors are encouraged to visit locations Bethesda staff has not yet reached, especially in states where Bethesda does not have a presence.
  • They receive training and resource support from the Development and Religious Life teams.
  • Pastors, Deaconesses, college students and others in church leadership are encouraged to apply.

What are their goals?

  • 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 support.
  • Generate increased financial support.

What happens if a congregation they visit wants to support Bethesda or start a disability ministry?

  • Ambassadors are encouraged to be the bridge between congregations and both the Development and Religious Life teams. Once they have visited a congregation and secured a connection, Development and/or Religious Life is responsible for building a relationship that will grow and/or strengthen.

How can I become a Bethesda Ambassador?