Disability Ministry

Serving Kids & Students with Disabilities

It is our desire to serve people with disabilities and their families through a one-on-one buddy program, two LIFT self-contained classrooms, respite, and family events.

Curriculum

We're excited to offer our curriculum online while our buildings are closed!

Programs By Age

LIFT – Grace Kids (infant – 5th grade) seeks to provide ways to love kids with disabilities through weekend services in the LIFT room or with a one-on-one buddy as well as special events such as respite and family events. To learn more about how to register your child or what to expect, visit the Grace Kids page.

LIFT – Student Ministries (6th – 12th grade) also strives to provide ways to love students with disabilities through special events, the self-contained room, and with the one-on-one buddy program. To learn more about how to register your child in small groups or what to expect, visit the Fuse Middle School or Merge High School pages.

Weekend Programs

Weekend Self-Contained Rooms 

146th Street: Sundays at 9:00 &11:00 a.m. 
Fishers: Sundays at 11:00 a.m.


Each service includes worship, large group Bible teaching using dramas, video elements, games and other interactive activities. We strive to have a 1:1 student/volunteer ratio. Our self-contained room might be right for your child if they:

  • Are in a self-contained classroom at school or attend a private ABA program

  • Do better in a smaller more intentional setting

  • Are more of a visual/interactive learner

  • Have difficulty sitting through an hour of Bible discussion

  • Have difficulty with transitions

Buddy Program 

LIFT buddies are offered at all campuses. Buddies are high school or adult volunteers who assist students in the typical age appropriate room or small groups. A buddy might be right for your child if they:

  • Have an aide at school or mainstream majority of their school day

  • Need to take frequent breaks

  • Need extra help with socially appropriate behaviors

  • Have physical limitations where a buddy would help provide safety

Respite Events & Special Groups

Our respite events are created to allow parents of children in our LIFT ministry, and sometimes siblings, time away to reconnect and spend time together. Family events are designed to create community with one another while having fun! There are multiple respite events and family events through the ministry year. All events require registration and respite attendance capacity is based on the number of volunteers that serve.

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