Disability Ministry

Supporting individuals and families
impacted by disability as they Pursue Life in Christ.

 

Our desire is to partner with each person who enters our doors on their journey to Pursue Life in Christ—that includes families & individuals impacted by disability. We offer a variety of resources to help that happen. Please let us know how we can encourage and equip you to take your next step!

General Church Resources

Large Print Bulletins – located on the table outside auditorium doors

Fragrance-Free Section – located in the balcony on far left side

Accessible Family Restroom – located next to the elevator near the fireplace

Sign Language Interpretation – 9:30am ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship) Room 314; 11:00am service (front left section of the auditorium)

Assisted listening devices for people with hearing loss available

Accessible seating areas in the auditorium for persons who use wheelchairs

Learning Environments

Inclusive Sunday School Options (for children birth-6th grade)
Children with special needs are included in age and ability-appropriate ministry environments by providing 1-on-1 buddy support. Buddies walk along the child giving support at the level need to help the child participate, learn, grow and serve along with their peers.

Mentor Support (for teens and young adults)
Students and young adults are supported at their different gathering points on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings by a team of dedicated volunteers. They are welcomed and encouraged to join in with their peers for special events that take place in Student ministries throughout the year.

Conquerors Class (for elementary and middle school-aged children)
This self-contained ministry environment meets during the 11:00am hour. Children with special needs are taught in a small group setting with curriculum and accommodations that best meet their specific learning needs.

Shepherds Class (for youth through adults) – Room 312
This self-contained ministry environment is for adults with developmental disabilities and geared toward the specific learning needs of those who attend. This class meets during the 9:30am and 11:00am ministry hours on Sunday mornings.

Side-by-Side – mom’s small group
Join moms on the disability journey in this small group that meets on the 2nd Wednesday evening of the month. We have children of all ages and ability levels. Each month, we enjoy a time of sharing, centered on the current book we are studying, fellowship, and prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

Disability Ministry Team

Want to come alongside a family impacted by disability? Join our disability ministry team!

Opportunities are available to serve as a 1-on-1 buddy with a child during the 9:30am or 11:00am ministry hour and on Wednesday evenings during our discovery club program. If you’re interested in coming alongside our adults in the Shepherds class, there are also opportunities to be involved there.

Plan Your Visit

Help us make your first visit a positive experience by contacting us in advance!

Sandy Robinson
Director of Disability Ministries

717-509-6242 ext. 277

Our desire is to make Calvary Church a place where everyone feels welcomed and included!