Special Needs Ministry

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What is just as i am?

Just As I Am is our NEW Special Needs Ministry at Life Church! It is open to children of all ages who have developmental or physical disabilities. Any child who meets this criteria can be enrolled.

what do we provide?

Just As I Am exists so that parents and guardians can attend our worship services and be confident that their child is being loved and cared for appropriately. Each child in the program is paired with an aide, or "buddy," and attends an integrated, age-appropriate Sunday school class.

what do we not provide?

Just As I am does not provide:

  • Therapy
  • Behavioral modification programs
  • Medical intervention

what are some diagnoses that are considered "special needs"?

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Down's Syndrome
  • We feel that children with ADD/ADHD can be served without the need of a "buddy."

how do i enroll my child in just as i am?

  • Parents who are interested in Just As I Am must first fill out a registration form.
  • Then, you will schedule a brief meeting with Coordinator Nicci Johnson so you can express your child's needs, and we can determine the best placement for him or her. This meeting can take place on a Sunday morning before your child is placed with a buddy, or scheduled ahead of time on a Wednesday evening.
  • If Nicci is not available, you may also meet with Christy Morley.

what if i need to miss a sunday service?

Please contact Nicci or your child's "buddy" as soon as you know you will not be attending.

For more information about Just As I Am or to enroll in the program, contact Nicci Johnson at Contact Form Page.

 

Upcoming Events

Nov 23 6:30p
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Celebrate Recovery
Do you struggle with anger, shame, depression, loneliness, guilt, abuse, abortion, addiction, lust, pornography, gambling, being an adult child of an alcoholic/drug addict, eating disorders, grief, or other similar issues? do you have family members who struggle with these issues? If so, Celebrate Recovery is a safe place for you to find freedom, home, and healing. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact: CR Program Leader, Greg Graham at cr.gramz@gmail.com
Nov 24 9:30a
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Mom2Mom
Mom2Mom exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ. Mom2Mom is not only for Christian women, however. Our group encourages ANY mom with children of ANY age (from newborn to adult!) to be a part of an environment where people listen, encourage and offer true friendship. Oh....and have a ton of fun along the way! We get together for uninterrupted conversation while our kids are being lovingly cared for by approved childcare providers. You could say it's a playgroup for MOMS! For more information contact Lynsey Surrell (mom2mom@yourlifechurch.org).
Nov 30 6:30p
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Celebrate Recovery
Do you struggle with anger, shame, depression, loneliness, guilt, abuse, abortion, addiction, lust, pornography, gambling, being an adult child of an alcoholic/drug addict, eating disorders, grief, or other similar issues? do you have family members who struggle with these issues? If so, Celebrate Recovery is a safe place for you to find freedom, home, and healing. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact: CR Program Leader, Greg Graham at cr.gramz@gmail.com
Dec 07 6:30p
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Celebrate Recovery
Do you struggle with anger, shame, depression, loneliness, guilt, abuse, abortion, addiction, lust, pornography, gambling, being an adult child of an alcoholic/drug addict, eating disorders, grief, or other similar issues? do you have family members who struggle with these issues? If so, Celebrate Recovery is a safe place for you to find freedom, home, and healing. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact: CR Program Leader, Greg Graham at cr.gramz@gmail.com
Dec 08 9:30a
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Mom2Mom
Mom2Mom exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ. Mom2Mom is not only for Christian women, however. Our group encourages ANY mom with children of ANY age (from newborn to adult!) to be a part of an environment where people listen, encourage and offer true friendship. Oh....and have a ton of fun along the way! We get together for uninterrupted conversation while our kids are being lovingly cared for by approved childcare providers. You could say it's a playgroup for MOMS! For more information contact Lynsey Surrell (mom2mom@yourlifechurch.org).
Dec 09 6p
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One Starry Night
A multi-sensory, hands-on event for children and their family that will take them back into time to the first Christmas. For more information contact Christy Morley (christy.morley@yourlifechurch.org)
Dec 14 6:30p
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Celebrate Recovery
Do you struggle with anger, shame, depression, loneliness, guilt, abuse, abortion, addiction, lust, pornography, gambling, being an adult child of an alcoholic/drug addict, eating disorders, grief, or other similar issues? do you have family members who struggle with these issues? If so, Celebrate Recovery is a safe place for you to find freedom, home, and healing. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact: CR Program Leader, Greg Graham at cr.gramz@gmail.com
Dec 16 5p
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Parent's Night Out
Parents enjoy a night out while your kids are taken care of by approved childcare workers. Cost is $10.00 per child ($30 max per family). For more information and to register, go to www.yourlifechurch.org.
Dec 16 7:30a
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C-6 Men's Ministry
Contact Tony Rourke for more information (c6mensministry@yourlifechurch.org)
Dec 17 10:30a
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Soup Kitchen
The third Sunday morning of the month, we go in East Austin and serve breakfast to the homeless. For more information, contact Elaine (info@yourlifechurch.org).

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