Thinking about starting a special needs ministry at your church?
Seriously, that’s awesome! And SO NEEDED.
A lot of times, families with kids with special needs do not attend church because it’s just too hard, or they end up watching their children in a room on their own, or they worry about disrupting the service.
As a parent to children with special needs, I’ve experienced and worried about all these things.
We’ve assembled a ministry team, are training volunteers, selecting curriculum, teaching buddies for kids with special needs, praying, gathering resources, and renovating our rooms to accommodate (God willing) any child God brings through our doors.
Here’s our new logo for our children’s ministry at church:
It’s a big undertaking and we are a small church.
But we believe God has called us to this ministry, and we know there is a need.
If you are in the Chicago area and would like to help with our ministry, check us out! Also, if you are a family affected by special needs and currently don’t attend church or need a little extra help, consider us on Sundays, 11am, 3425 N. Damen Avenue (www.churchinroscoevillage.org), and on Thursdays, 5-8pm for respite.
More details to come, but the kick-off is SEPTEMBER 9TH!!
Here are a few resources we are using to start a special needs ministry at our church
Surviving to Thriving, Amy Fenton Lee’s teacher training DVD through Orange
Tell me, what do you want to know about starting a special needs ministry at your church?
And have you like the Evangelical Free Church’s Special Needs Ministry page on Facebook? Great resource as well.