Connecting special needs families and caregivers of all generations with Christ-pointing resources and relationships.
OUR MISSION & VISION
Walk Right In Ministries (WRIM) is a discipleship organization building faith and community with families affected by disability, chronic illness, trauma, mental illness, aging related conditions and other special needs. Our vision is to see special-needs families experiencing fulfilling life together, engaging in their communities, growing in faith and sharing their stories for the glory of God.
With a focus on family caregivers —parents, siblings, spouses, grandparents— we offer in-person and virtual caregiver consulting services as well as biblically based teaching and counseling. Our team also collaborates with a broad network of national leaders dedicated to strengthening churches and communities as places of belonging for people of all abilities. We are walking with individuals, couples and families toward peace, purpose, strong relationships, resilience and faith — one step at a time.
Counseling & Consulting — We equip caregivers of all generations to grow in faith, relationships and robust support systems. Our biblical discipleship process can include Christian temperament therapy with a licensed pastoral counselor.
Peer Support Groups — We offer weekly virtual peer discussion groups called Real Talk Multiply on Zoom. These groups explore biblical principles together aimed at strengthening their special needs families in a place of resonance. Our Finding Glory Group Discussion Guide is a tool for self-led peer gatherings with selected Bible passages as springboard for discussion. The curriculum makes the process of facilitating a small group simple and easy. Facilitator coaching is also available.
Caregiver & Ministry Leader Education — Our books, Bible studies, blog articles and free online webinars help family caregivers to struggle less and thrive more. WRIM speakers are available for various types of events and audiences including retreats, workshops, and keynotes.
Inclusive Community Events — Jammin' Pie Fest is an annual outdoor fall festival that celebrates, models and fosters inclusive community. The annual event is always FREE and fully accessible. Special care is given to welcome special needs families and caregivers of all generations.
Disability Ministry Leader Networking — We educate, collaborate and consult with ministry leaders around the country in strengthening the church with people who experience disability. In 2012, WRIM founded the Minnesota Disability Ministry Connection as an interdenominational network of pastors, church leaders, volunteers and community advocates with a vision to help people of all abilities encounter Christ and experience belonging in the church. In 2020, WRIM passed leadership of the local MDMC network to Joni and Friends Minnesota as we deepen our focus on direct care to family caregivers. The MDMC model continues inspiring similar emerging networks nationwide.
How your partnership helps:
Brings hope and practical tools to caregivers of all generations
Reduces and prevents the sense of isolation, discouragement and weariness people experience when caring for a loved one
Builds confidence, resilience and positive momentum in relationships within the caregiving team
Creates comfortable, encouraging and accessible events where people from diverse life challenges can enjoy being part of the larger community
Fosters relationships and communities where the compassion, truth and hope of Jesus is easily accessible to those who seek it
Equips, connects and spurs on church leaders who are launching and growing disability ministry
The Founders' Story
Larry and Lisa Jamieson’s third daughter Carly was born with challenges in 1998 and later diagnosed with a rare and severely disabling condition called Angelman Syndrome. Their young family received a remarkable outpouring of practical and spiritual support. Quickly realizing they were experiencing an unusual expression of community, they caught a vision to facilitate connections to resources and relationships that would keep more families pointed toward true hope and thriving despite adversity. They co-wrote the book Finding Glory in the Thorns and a companion 7-week Finding Glory Group discussion curriculum for support groups, church small groups and book clubs. The Finding Glory books became foundational resources for Walk Right In Ministries which has been serving families worldwide since 2008.
For more information about this community-building organization, please visit www.WalkRightIn.org.