SPECIAL NEEDS

CHOSEN MINISTRY

We offer a full circle of opportunity to those with special needs—the opportunity to be evangelized, to be discipled, to learn about their spiritual gifts and calling and to operate in those gifts by serving others.

We welcome individuals with specials needs and their families with the love of Jesus so that every person, regardless of their ability or challenges, would feel embraced by the Body of Christ and celebrated for the unique person God created them to be.

While we have volunteers in our ministry who work in the field of special needs, it is important to know that we are not therapists and we do not do therapy. We are also not here to counsel or advise parents on their children. We are here simply to provide a welcoming place for every individual to come and feel embraced as a vital part of the body of Christ.

EVENTS

FRIDAY NIGHT FRIENDS

CHOSEN hosts monthly social events for youth & adults (ages 14+) once a month on the second Friday evening of the month. Events take place from 6:30 – 8pm and will occur on the following Fridays in 2021:

  • January 15 (Zoom)
  • February 19 (Zoom)
  • March 12 – St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • April 9 – Spring Dance & Games
  • May 14 – Parking Lot Carnival
  • June 18 – Outdoor Concert
  • July 16 – Movie Night
  • August 20 – BBQ at Utah Park
  • September 10 – Talent Show
  • October 8 – Fall Festival
  • November 12 – Thanksgiving Service Project
  • December 10 – Christmas Party                                   Event details will be emailed approximately 1 week prior. Trained, screened volunteers are on hand to support and assist attendees as needed.

To ensure we have enough supplies and to familiarize ourselves with attendees in order to make their experience comfortable and fun, we ask that you register.

ALL STARS CLUB

All Stars Club is facilitated by an incredible group of Buddy volunteers who attend to your All-Star’s needs and ensure he or she enjoys all the activities. Leadership volunteers, including those on our Care & Safety Teams, are on hand to make sure the morning runs smoothly and that your All-Star is in a safe environment.

Masks are optional for all involved with All-Stars. HOWEVER, our goal at All-Stars Club is to make the All-Stars and their families feel as safe and comfortable as possible. If your All-Star prefers to wear a mask, we ask that our volunteers too use a mask. Sanitation stations will still be located throughout the event.

This event is 2.5 hours of fun, which means you as the parent or caregiver can drop your kids off and enjoy some time to yourself, secure in the knowledge that your All Star is in great hands. Parents are welcome to leave or stay onsite.

Check out the All Stars Club website for more details and to register. Registration opens 9/9/21. This event is limited to the first 15 registrants. Future clubs will be planned for December, February & April with registration limits increasing each time. Starting April 2022, clubs will be scheduled monthly.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? VISIT THE ALL STARS CLUB WEBSITE TO REGISTER TO SERVE AS:

TO SIGN UP! TRAINING & SUPPORT PROVIDED!

MULTISENSORY ROOM

The Multi-Sensory Classroom is designed for children ages 4 years old – 5TH grade who have cognitive, behavioral and emotional needs, as well as those who have experienced trauma.  

Screened, trained volunteer teachers and aides will lead an adapted version of that week’s Children’s Ministry lesson and provide individual support in this center-based environment. A quiet corner will be available for those who need to take a break and hands-on, interactive activities will be available for students to self-choose as needed.

This specialized classroom is offered during our Sunday 10:45am service in the Children’s Ministry area.

If you are interested in your child attending the Multi-Sensory Room, please complete the Multi-Sensory Student Intake Form so we can be prepared to help them feel comfortable and engaged. Otherwise, parents are welcome to attend Children’s Ministry classes with their child to provide support.

Please email or call Beth Lang,Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838 with questions.

 

YOUTH & ADULTS

Weekend Services

Please contact Beth Lang directly if you are interested in participating in these programs.

Youth/Adults (ages 14+) with cognitive challenges are invited to attend the Youth/Adult Adapted Bible class during the 10:45am service. Attendees will experience a Bible lesson and activities modified to their learning abilities and needs. Screened, trained and friendly volunteers help provide fun and loving community and support. In order for your participant to feel comfortable and secure, please complete the Youth/Adult Registration Form prior to attending.

Weekend Middle & High School Youth Group

For students in 6th– 12th grade with cognitive challenges who would like to attend weekend youth group, the CHOSEN Ministry can work with ministry leaders to provide customized supports and modifications for attendees and also recruit a “Peer Buddy” to provide social support as needed. Youth group occurs during the Saturday 5pm & Sunday 10:45am services in the Youth Rec Room/Auditorium. To start the process please complete the Student Intake Form.

Thursday Adapted Bible Class

The 1st & 3rd Thursdays from September through May, Colorado Community Church offers an adapted Bible class for youth/adults (ages 14+) with cognitive challenges from 6:30-8pm. This class meets in the Sun Room. In order to help your participant feel comfortable and secure, please complete the Youth/Adult Registration Form prior to attending.

Please email or call Beth Lang,Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838, with any questions.

Friday Night Friends Monthly Social Events

On the second Friday of the month (see calendar for exact dates), Colorado Community Church hosts a monthly social activity for youth/adults (ages 14+) with cognitive challenges. For more details and to register, visit the Events Tab (above).

Please email or call Beth Lang,Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838, with any questions.

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

The 2nd & 4th Thursdays from September through May, Colorado Community Church hosts a support group for parents of children with cognitive, behavioral and emotional needs from 7-8:15pm. Parents of children of any age are invited. This group is currently meeting via Zoom. New attendees are always welcome!

Contact Beth Lang, Targeted Ministries Coordinator, for more info.

FREE MINISTRY CONSULTING
Are you looking to develop a special needs ministry at your church but want to connect with another church to better understand what is involved and how to get started? Maybe you already have a ministry but you want to expand to support another age group or add a new program and are looking for resources. 
 
CCC is here to help you! Part of our vision when we launched CHOSEN was to “grow fruit on other’s trees” by providing FREE consultation to any in the Body of Christ who are feeling called to love and reach everyone with the Gospel, regardless of ability. So feel free to reach out  – we are happy to help! Contact Beth Lang, Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838 or blang@coloradocommunity.org.
VOLUNTEER

Are you interested in volunteering to serve children, youth and adults with special needs and their families? The following volunteer positions are available:

Interested? If so:

  1. Click on the job description links above for more info
  2. Complete the Volunteer Application
  3. Return to: Beth Lang via email (or call Beth at 303-783-3838 for more information).

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