LSM BRICKHOUSE FAMILY MINISTRIES

providing foster care and healing for teen boys in Adams/Wells Co. area

BrickHouse Family Ministries has merged with Loving Shepherd Ministries with a renewed vision to care for vulnerable young men in the foster care system. 

THE HISTORY OF BRICKHOUSE FAMILY MINISTRIES

 

Starting as a local Bluffton, IN ministry, BrickHouse began serving vulnerable young men through a residential program in 2006. They expanded to two local properties – an intown location used for offices and a school along with a residential home on a fully functioning 40-acre farm and store that contributes to the long-term sustainability of the program. It also provides valuable life skills for the boys living there. Every young man that has come to BrickHouse since the beginning has so far been a private placement.

A RENEWED VISION AS THE LSM BRICKHOUSE PROGRAM

 

As LSM expands our local reach, we remain committed to our ministry vision to help every child we serve reach their full, God-given potential. We are excited to breathe new life into the valuable foundation that BrickHouse has laid. To that end, we anticipate that the LSM BrickHouse Program will provide:

  • Residential family setting care for troubled teen boys hopefully coming to us through the foster care system
  • Work opportunities (through LSM BrickHouse Farm)
  • Life Skills Training
  • Emotional / Trauma Healing
  • Discipleship Training

THE LOCAL NEED

 

When asked about the greatest need in the foster care system in our area, the resounding answer is a need for people to take in teen boys. It is our goal to support experienced foster parents with support so they can take on 4-6 young men at a time from foster care. With plenty of healthy accountability and structure, these young men will be given an incredible opportunity to find healing and tools for their future.

GET INVOLVED

 

We hope you’re as excited as we are about this new expansion at LSM. As we merge these two ministries, we first ask that you cover this ministry expansion in prayer. Through significant restructuring of BrickHouse and their work, we pray that we could develop the LSM BrickHouse Program into a God-honoring, fruitful ministry that helps vulnerable young people become thriving adults.