Special Needs

At Calvary Chapel we realize the challenges families and individuals with special needs face. We are committed to accommodating what we can with a sensory quiet room, Sunday School “buddies,” and ongoing open dialogue with parents. As an extension of that, a parent FOCUS group meets once-monthly throughout the school year to pray, support one another, network, hear speakers in the field, and brainstorm ways the church can meet their unique needs and remain inclusive. 

Our A-616 Care Ministry communicates care to those with seasonal or circumstantial needs: widows, shut-ins, elderly, caregivers, those healing from illness or surgery, and adults with special needs.

Quiet Room

Students with special needs often have sensitivity to noise or visual stimulation. Every children’s ministry environment has potential to feel chaotic at some point.  

We provide a quiet room in our Children's Ministry space for children and families who may need to take a break in an area free from visual and auditory stimulation and distraction. A short period in this quiet area can help a child comfortably enter or re-enter the larger group setting. 

Support Group for Parents

Supporting Parents with Special Needs Children

A networking and support group for parents of students with educational needs, physical disabilities, and/or mental health challenges

This once-monthly focus group meet for 50-60 minutes to accomplish the following:

  • Network with other parents on similar journeys, with the potential to continue in supportive relationships outside the group
  • Share resources and specialists
  • Receive printouts and web site links for helpful resources (and book references)
  • Brief prayer time to cover the overall concerns in the group (and keep a group prayer journal going to pray on our own)
  • (As needed) discuss any ways children's ministry could better serve children in these categories
  • Parents of every schooling choice are welcome

Questions? Contact us.

**This group will respect privacy and share the overall goals of encouraging each other toward finishing the "race" of parenting children with these challenges. 

Hebrews 10:23-25, ESV

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

1 Thessalonians 5, ESV:

11: Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

16: Rejoice always,

17: pray without ceasing.