Our goal is to identify and break down any barriers that keep people with disabilities and their families from being able to fully participate in the body life of this church.
As Joni Eareckson Tada suggests, “A person with a disability can do more for the spiritual well-being of the church than you can imagine.”
Sunday Morning Life Groups
Fellowship of Friends
10:00am | Room C-212
Teens and adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Class format includes instruction in the Word, prayer, sharing time, music and fellowship.
Circle of Friends
10:00 and 11:30am | Room C-209 & C-202
Preschool to high school students all have a place in one of our Circle of Friends classes. Email Alise Ramseyer for information on which class and time best fits your student’s age and needs.
It is our desire to include children with disabilities in Sunday school classes with their peers whenever possible. Please call the Special Needs Ministry in advance to find our how they can help make church a successful environment for your student. Special Needs Ministry Contact: 714-257-4391.
Interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided during the 10:00am service in the Worship Center. Ask a Greeter or Guest Guide where to sit to be able to see our sign language interpreters.
Assisted listening headsets are available to help amplify the sound during Sunday services and other events. To check out a headset, visit Guest Central on the Plaza.
Most of our church is accessible. Check with Guest Central for locations of the elevators to access the A, B, C and D buildings on our main campus. There is also an elevator on the north campus in the back of the main building.
Friday Night Live
Friday night social event for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities. Event happens four-five times a year. An evening of fun, entertainment and dinner from 6:00–9:00pm. Contact Alise Ramseyer, 714-257-4391, to be put on mailing list for upcoming events. A Medical Release Form needs to be filled out to attend Friday Night Live. For your convenience, you may fill out the form here and bring it with you to the next event.
One week summer day camp from 9:00-2:00pm for students preschool to high school with and without special needs. Camp takes place on campus at EvFre and includes lots of fun centers like music, bible, scensory, recreation, surprise and craft. Teens with special needs experience a similar camp feel with fun daily field trips included. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MoKSN (Moms of Kids with Special Needs)
Are you a mom of a kid with Special Needs? Then we would love to have you join our group of moms who gather together twice a year for brunch, prayer and fun. Call the Special Needs Ministry office at 714-529-5544 ext. 527 to be added to the mailing list for notification of upcoming events and activities.
Outside Groups on Campus
This incredible community basketball league is for players with disabilities from ages 12 and up. Our church facilities are used by this league during a ten-week season (November–February.) For more information, contact: www.hoopstarsbb.com.