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 Helping Special Needs Families 

Our Prayer: 
that children with special needs and their families
will become full participants and contributors in the body of Christ

  • We intentionally share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children who have special needs and help them grow in their faith.
  • We welcome, support, and include those with special needs and their families into the fellowship of the church.
  • We reach out to the community and provide a safe and loving environment where children with special needs can worship God and learn about Jesus Christ.
  • We nurture each child’s individual skills and abilities while helping them experience the love of Christ in a way that is accessible to them. 

Luke 14:13-14   But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.

Exodus 4:11  Then the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

These resources and links are provided so that you can help everyone in your church succeed to the best of their abilities.  Please contact us if you have any recommendations or suggestions.  thanks!  

References for you to use:  click on the titles to view or download the resource.

Awana for everyone   How to adapt every aspect of your club to meet the needs of the kids.

Serving Children with disabilities  First steps you can take.

Special Needs Workshop   notes from a workshop taught by Janet Boucher, M. Ed, Director Special Connections Ministry & Sign Language Interpreter, Patterson Park Church, Hearing Intervention Specialist Greene County ESC, ABA Therapist with Transition to Work Focus

Every Child, Everywhere    notes from a parent with a special son.

Sensory Overload Guide   understanding and meeting the challenges of sensory overload.

Special Needs and Disability Ministries Leaders Forum

Want to connect with special-needs and disability church ministry leaders and volunteers?   This facebook page gives you the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas.

How to help young people with specific challenges in your children's ministry.  Good advice!

Learning Challenges      Physical Challenges      Behavioral Challenges     ADHD tips  workshop notes

Autism Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, affects approximately one out of every 59 children in the United States.    Learning more about these young people is your first step towards helping them achieve.  Here are some resources for you:

Digital Resources for Students with Autism   from Teach, a comprehensive list for both teachers and parents.

Autism Speaks   promotes solutions and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Autism Resource Center     

Advocating for Students on the Autism Spectrum   

Autism Support Network

Autism Society   

Internet safety Guide for People with Autism

Resource Links from    An almost overwhelming list of people who can help with your unique situation.

Resource Links

Milestones Magazine showcases programs, products, and services that help people with challenges achieve milestones in their lives.  

Milestones Magazine is a connector of resources by/for people with disabilities to the people with challenges who need them. Whether you need or provide therapy, financial planning, employment, adaptive bikes, weighted blankets, or so much more, this magazine is for you!

Lots of good resources for parents.

These links are provided to help you reach more kids with the gospel of Christ.  Our prayer is that every young person would know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ability Ministry   Equipping and empowering disability ministry for churches, families, and individuals.

Key Ministry   Key Ministry promotes meaningful connection between churches and families of kids with disabilities for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Inclusive Church   Helping Churches Successfully Include Children with Special Needs

Rising Above Ministries    provides  special-needs families with support, encouragement, inspiration, and community

Awe & Wonder   helps reach those with differing abilities and their families with the Gospel and integrate them into the life of the church

Joni and Friends    dedicated to extending the love and message of Jesus Christ to people who are affected by disability around the world

With Ministries    provides resources that support faith formation and congregational inclusion for individuals with intellectual disability

Nathaniel's Hope    dedicated to sharing hope with kids with special needs (VIP kids) and their families

LD Online   provides  information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD

Understood   helps parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues

All Belong    helps schools adopt an inclusive education approach serves all students better so that every student with a disability is known, needed, and experiences belonging in their Christ-centered school.

Schenk Family


 Always here to help! 

Our prayer is that we would edify, encourage, and equip those who visit.

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Gospel Verses

1st Corinthians 15:3-4  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures:

John 3:16   For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Revelation 4:8b   Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Romans 3:23   For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:8   But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Acts 16:31  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.