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 Page.

 

Upcoming Events

Sep 27 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
Oct 03 6:30p
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Discover Life Church
If you want to join Life Church or just learn more about us, then sign up for Discover Life Church.
Oct 04 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
Oct 11 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
Oct 18 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
Oct 19 All day
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Women's Life Annual Women's Retreat
This year we will be hosting our own women's retreat at The Retreat at Balcones Springs near Marble Falls with speaker Tammy Whitehurst. Come... Relax, Revive, Renew! We hope you can join us! Registration is now open through the Life Church website (www.yourlifechurch.org) or the Women's Life Facebook Group.
Oct 20 All day
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Women's Life Annual Women's Retreat
This year we will be hosting our own women's retreat at The Retreat at Balcones Springs near Marble Falls with speaker Tammy Whitehurst. Come... Relax, Revive, Renew! We hope you can join us! Registration is now open through the Life Church website (www.yourlifechurch.org) or the Women's Life Facebook Group.
Oct 20 7:30a
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Men's C6 Meeting
This is a great time to come together as men, get to know some other guys in the church, eat breakfast and enjoy a time of learning God's truths that can be applied to your daily life.
Oct 21 All day
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Women's Life Annual Women's Retreat
This year we will be hosting our own women's retreat at The Retreat at Balcones Springs near Marble Falls with speaker Tammy Whitehurst. Come... Relax, Revive, Renew! We hope you can join us! Registration is now open through the Life Church website (www.yourlifechurch.org) or the Women's Life Facebook Group.
Oct 21 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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