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

Sep 26 6:30p
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Group Connect
Get to know new people and experience a true sense of community at Life Church. During this 1-night event you’ll form a new Starter Group lasting 8 weeks with those you meet. After this evening, your group will meet on a day of the group members’ choosing. If you want to continue meeting as a group after the 8 weeks are up, the group can transition into a longer term Life Group.Location: Life Church Worship Center. Length: 1 Session Contact: Tim Schlung (tim.schlung@yourlifechurch.org)
Sep 27 All day
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Kairos Women's Prison Mission Trip
A Christian Prison Ministry bringing Christ's love and forgiveness to incarcerated residents at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Hobby Unit in Marlin, Texas. For more information contact Elaine Schlung (admin@yourlifechurch.org)
Sep 27 6:30p
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All In Orphan Care Class
Caring for orphans: What does God says about it? What do I need to know? Where do I start? Is adoption or fostering right for my family? How can we support families who’ve already adopted or are in the process of adopting or fostering? The Church is the answer to the orphan care crisis in our world and we must follow God’s call to care for these children in need. No one is called to do everything but everyone is called to do something. Join us as we learn about the basics and our biblical role in caring for those that need forever families. Location: Room 101. Length: 6 Sessions Contact: Christy Morley (christy.morley@yourlifechurch.org)
Sep 27 6:30p
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Financial Peace University
Let money bring you joy, not stress. Get your finances in order and learn things like how to get out of debt, live by a budget, and save for retirement. It’s never too early or late to take control of your money. Location: Element Building. Length: 9 Sessions Contact: Brock Parks (brockparks@live.com) or use KEYWORD: FPU on your Connection Card.
Sep 27 6:30p
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Preparedness Peace
Disaster can strike at anytime leaving you in shock and ill-equipped to handle the days that follow. No one ever expects it to happen to them. This class will help you and your family be physically and spiritually prepared for unexpected disastrous events. The topics of this class include: Why Prepare, Teamwork and the Power of a Plan, How to be Water Wise and Food Sense, Power Alley, Having a Safe Home, About Grab & Go Bags, and Establishing Home Security. Location: Life Church Fusion 56 Building. Length: 6 Sessions Contact: Kristen Adams (ADRN@yourlifechurch.org)
Sep 27 6:30p
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Preparedness Peace
Disaster can strike at anytime leaving you in shock and ill-equipped to handle the days that follow. No one ever expects it to happen to them. This class will help you and your family be physically and spiritually prepared for unexpected disastrous events. The topics of this class include: Why Prepare, Teamwork and the Power of a Plan, How to be Water Wise and Food Sense, Power Alley, Having a Safe Home, About Grab & Go Bags, and Establishing Home Security. Location: Life Church Fusion 56 Building. Length: 6 Sessions Contact: Kristen Adams (ADRN@yourlifechurch.org)
Sep 28 All day
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Kairos Women's Prison Mission Trip
A Christian Prison Ministry bringing Christ's love and forgiveness to incarcerated residents at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Hobby Unit in Marlin, Texas. For more information contact Elaine Schlung (admin@yourlifechurch.org)
Sep 28 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
Sep 29 All day
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Kairos Women's Prison Mission Trip
A Christian Prison Ministry bringing Christ's love and forgiveness to incarcerated residents at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Hobby Unit in Marlin, Texas. For more information contact Elaine Schlung (admin@yourlifechurch.org)
Sep 30 All day
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Kairos Women's Prison Mission Trip
A Christian Prison Ministry bringing Christ's love and forgiveness to incarcerated residents at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Hobby Unit in Marlin, Texas. For more information contact Elaine Schlung (admin@yourlifechurch.org)

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