Amy Troyer
330.315.5501
amy.troyer@thechapel.life

For Families with Special Needs

We are a church and a ministry that welcomes, accepts, cares for, loves, and teaches the word of God to our children and adults with special abilities.

We do this by offering programs, classes, and events that are designed to make our participants feel valued and welcomed as they grow in the knowledge and faith in Jesus.

Assisted Learning: In His Image

9:00am |  Middle School & High School | Room 102
Modified Bible teaching lesson for those that require a less stimulating environment.

Assisted Learning: Creation to Christ

10:40am | Teens 16 and older & Adults | Room 102
The class provides a safe and welcoming environment as well as modified Bible teaching lessons. For those that require a less stimulating environment.

Preschool and Elementary Special Needs: Tree Toppers

10:40am
It is our desire to see every child integrated with their peers in Sunday school. For those that require a less stimulating environment, we offer a sensory/Sunday school room. When available we have one on one buddies for those children that may benefit from that.

New Families

Before you visit
Please complete our Special Needs Family Intake Form and consider contacting us for a tour of the church to help your child feel more comfortable. This intake form will helps prepare our staff and volunteers to welcome you and be equipped to provide a safe environment that meets the unique needs of your loved one.


Breathe

Breathe is designed to be a Respite night for families with special needs children. Loving your special needs child is fulfilling, but like everything worthwhile, it takes energy and hard work. When you work hard, it’s only natural that you also need rest. Our Breathe events are offered two times a year from 6-9pm. We look forward to enjoying the company of your special needs child and their siblings while you take a moment to Breathe.

Jesus Prom

September 2020

Jesus Prom is an amazing event for our friends in the community with special abilities! Our guests arrive at a Candy Land theme prom, where they are greeted with limo rides to the red carpet, salon, makeup, shoe shines, horse-drawn carriage rides, dinner, dancing, games, and so much more! It is a night full of pure joy and smiles for everyone. We can’t wait to see you there! (All guests must be registered.)

Coffee Break

Next Date: TBD

A casual monthly gathering where special-needs moms come together for a cup of coffee, encouragement with devotionals, friendship, and prayer.

Capernaum Club

Next Date: TBD  |  4:30-6pm

Our Young Life Capernaum Club is a youth group for our friends with different abilities, designed for teens and young adults from ages 14 through 22. Meets one Saturday per month.

Summer Club

Begins June 12

This 10-week summer club is for middle-school & high-school students with developmental delays. We will meet this summer for Bible lessons, serving in the community, and enjoying some summer fun! Summer Club is offered in partnership with Camp Carl’s summer day camp program.

Family Photo Sessions

Saturday, Oct. 26 | 10am-12pm

Let our Special Needs Ministry give you the gift of a treasured family photo that you can hang on your wall for years to come! Our talented photographers will capture the beauty of your family, while making your experience as stress-free as possible. Families must be registered in advance.

Better Together

A Special Needs Conference

Saturday, Nov. 2 | 9am-3pm

We are excited to partner with two other nearby churches to bring the first “Better Together” Special Needs Conference to our area. Hosted by Chapel Hill Christian School, this conference is designed to equip ministry leaders, church volunteers, pastors, and family members to support and serve loved ones affected by special needs. Stay tuned for more details!

New Volunteer

If you are interested in being a volunteer with our special needs ministry as a teacher, special needs coach or a one on one buddy please see the link below.