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

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 occur on the following Fridays:

  • January 17 – Game Night
  • February 14 – Valentine’s Dance
  • March 13 – St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • April 17 – Bowling
  • May 8 – Out to Dinner & Card-Making Service Project
  • June 12 – Summer Dance Party
  • July 10 – Parking Lot Games
  • August 14 – Cancelled
  • September 11 – Outdoor Concert (Tentative)
  • October 9 – Game Night
  • November 13 – Thanksgiving Basket Service Project
  • December 11 – Christmas Craft Party

Event details will be emailed approximately 1-2 weeks 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:

First Time Attendees Register Here

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

MULTISENSORY ROOM

DUE TO COVID, THE MULTI-SENSORY ROOM IS NOT CURRENTLY MEETING.

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

Due to COVD this program has been suspended – please contact Beth Lang directly if you are interested in participating.

Youth/Adults (ages 14+) with cognitive challenges who would like to attend service independently and find loving community can join the CHOSEN Ministry tables during the Sunday 10:45am service in the Sun Room area. Screened, trained and friendly volunteers are on hand to help get snacks from the cafe, find Bible passages and complete an adapted activity bulletin. In order for your participant to feel comfortable and secure, please complete the Youth/Adult Registration Form prior to attending.

Weekend Middle School Youth Group

For students in 6th– 8th grade with cognitive challenges who would like to attend Youth Group, the CHOSEN Ministry can recruit a “Peer Buddy” to provide social support. Middle School Youth Group occurs during the Saturday 5pm & Sunday 10:45am services in the Youth Rec Room/Auditorium. To request a Buddy for your student, please start the process by completing 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 contact Beth Lang, Targeted Ministries Coordinator, with any questions. 

Friday Night Friends Monthly Social Events

One Friday a month (typically the 2nd Friday but dates can vary) 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. This class is currently meeting via Zoom. New attendees are always welcome!

Contact Beth Lang for more info.

DUE TO COVID THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE NOT MEETING:

Adapted Bible classes for children with cognitive, behavioral and emotional needs (ages 4 years old – adult) and their siblings are offered at the same time as the parent group.

If you are interested in attending, please email or call Beth Lang, Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838. If you would like to bring your child(ren) with you (or in the case of an adult child, drop them off), please complete the Student Information Form or Youth/Adult Information Form so we can we can help your child feel comfortable and engaged. 

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 these special children, adults and their families? The following volunteer positions are available: