Church Relations

For more than 150 years, LSI has partnered with churches and faith communities to bring hope, healing, and wholeness to our neighbors. Our collaboration with church and faith community partners supports our mission to respond to the love of Jesus Christ through compassionate service. Together, as ministry partners, we can better serve Iowa children and families. Join LSI as a ministry partner today!

Schedule an LSI Speaker

LSI looks forward to joining you in worship and fellowship. We now offer virtual programs tailored to your faith community’s interests or needs, as well as in-person presentations. If you are looking for a special presentation for your church conferences, women of the church or men’s groups, cluster, or adult education classes, we invite you to call today and request an LSI speaker.

Schedule a visit by calling 866.583.5293 or emailing

Congregation Materials

A video message for worship from John Claes, LSI’s Director of Philanthropy.


A video message from LSI’s program directors (great to share with congregations).


LSI 101 infographic


Mental Health Video Series

Taking care of our mental wellbeing is more important now than ever. LSI is committed to providing high-quality, accessible mental health care across Iowa. View our Mental Health Series videos below and share with your congregations!

Adapting to a New Normal
Anxiety and Depression Management
Grief and Loss
Maintaining Relationships

Spiritual Life

LSI’s Spiritual Life Leader promotes spiritual growth, primarily through Residential Treatment Services. Children at LSI’s Bremwood and Beloit Residential Treatment Centers can join this voluntary program and enjoy faith-based music and art, and attend regular chapel and youth group sessions.

Additionally, LSI’s Spiritual Life Leader supports LSI staff throughout the state, as well as ELCA congregations and Communion Partners. Our Spiritual Life program is open to all clients and staff, regardless of religious affiliations.

First Circle Friends

Caregivers work 24 hours a day to ensure loved ones are safe. But caregivers need a break too.

LSI’s First Circle Friends program partners with Iowa churches to provide group respite care for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their families. The program provides a warm, welcoming environment for loved ones while giving caregivers an opportunity to care for themselves.

If your church would be interested in starting a First Circle Friends group, please contact

“First Circle Friends is heaven-sent. Without it, I couldn’t do what I need to do.” – Laura, a caregiver and wife


Therefore I tell you whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours. – Mark 11:24

Your prayers are one of the most important ways to support LSI. You can lift up the needs of our neighbors and the mission of LSI by praying for strength, hope, and healing for the thousands of Iowans we are privileged to serve.

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