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
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.
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.
Sunday, Nov. 22 | 6-9pm
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 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.)
Friday, Sep. 27 | 9am
A casual monthly gathering where special-needs moms come together for a cup of coffee, encouragement with devotionals, friendship, and prayer. For our September gathering, we will meet at Giant Eagle Market District in Green, in their upstairs loft (1700 Corporate Woods Pkwy).
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.
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.