According to the most recent census data, 56.7 million people in the United States have a disability. That is nearly one in every five people. When 400 families of children with disabilities were asked, nearly 50% reported that they did not participate in faith-based activities because their child was not welcome or included.
The goal of the Special Needs Ministry here at Concordia is to create a place where families of children and youth with disabilities can comfortably and confidently worship. We hope to minister to each member of the family so that they will be able to ultimately call Concordia their spiritual home.
FAMILIES WITH A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Concordia’s Special Needs Ministry is here to serve the entire family, not just the family member with disabilities.
BIBLE STUDY FOR PARENTS OF A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
This study is an informal time for family members to come together in fellowship with others who can relate to life with a child with special needs. For parents of children of any age. Grandparents and caregivers are invited to attend as well. Childcare available.
ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Individuals with disabilities of all ages have the right to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and to know they are valued by God and God’s people.
BIBLE FELLOWSHIP FOR ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Concordia’s Special Needs Ministry offers a weekly Bible fellowship class for adults with special needs ages 18 and up that meets on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00pm in the library. The class will begin with Biblical instruction delivered in a way that is accessible to adults with special learning needs.
Additional Special needs Ministries
For more information about our Special Needs Ministry, contact Jessica Crawford, 314-374-0682.