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.
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! Steve@Schenkfamily.us
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, Intervention Specialist (HI/Mild/Moderate/Intensive Needs, Beavercreek City Schools, 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.
Wonder Moms is a project by three moms to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury.
They provide lots of resources and links for parents or anyone who is helping a young person achieve. A great site to get started in serving everyone at your church.
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
Special Needs Ministry provides a handbook with practical steps and methods to implement this ministry in your congregation
Joni and Friends dedicated to extending the love and message of Jesus Christ to people who are affected by disability around the world
Friendship 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
All Belong equips congregations and schools to glorify God through purposeful, innovative inclusion of persons with varied abilities.
LD Online provides information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD
Autism Speaks promotes solutions and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Understood helps parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues
Arizona Center for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills provides educational, behavioral, therapeutic, and vocational programs to individuals with special needs.
Our prayer is that we would edify, encourage, and equip those who visit.
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.