LIFT (Disability Ministry)

Welcome to LIFT (Loving Individuals and Families Together), the disability ministry here at Grace Church. It is our desire to serve people with disabilities and their families through a one-on-one buddy program, two self-contained classrooms and respite. LIFT is currently only available at our 146th Street campus.

LIFT – Grace Kids

LIFT – Grace Kids (infant - 5th grade) seeks to provide ways to love students with disabilities through weekend services and special events such as Movie Night and family picnics. To learn more about how to register your child or what to expect, visit the Grace Kids page.

LIFT – Student Ministries

LIFT – Student Ministries (6th - 12th grade) also strives to provide ways to love students with disabilities through special events, weekend small groups and the Buddy Program.

Weekend Small Groups. Small groups meet during Sunday services at 11:00 a.m. at our 146th Street campus. The lesson is taught by using dramas, skits, crafts, games, music and other interactive activities. We strive to have a 1:1 student/volunteer ratio. Small groups might be right for your child if they:

  • Are in a self-contained classroom at school

  • Do better in a smaller more intentional setting

  • Are more of a visual/interactive learner

  • Have difficulty sitting through an hour of bible discussion

Buddy Program. Buddies are high school or adult volunteers who assist students in the typical small groups and all other events sponsored by Fuse or Merge. A buddy might be right for your child if they:

  • Have an aide at school

  • Need to take frequent breaks

  • Need extra help with socially appropriate behaviors

  • Would do great on retreats with guidance

Upcoming Events

Check back for details and events.


We are always looking for new people to join the team! If you would like to volunteer in LIFT, see a complete list of opportunities on our serving page or sign up to serve using the button below.

Volunteer Signup

Laura Mitchell
Director of LIFT – Grace Kids

Natalie Brand
Director of LIFT – Student Ministries