Disability Ministry

True “welcome” can be hard to come by in a broken world–especially for individuals and families affected by disability. Our desire, as a local church, is to be a place where all people are welcomed and loved as Jesus has loved us. The goal of our Disability Ministry is to cultivate a place of belonging where people of all abilities can be an active part of what God is doing in and through His Church, the body of Christ.  

Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.” 

1 Corinthians 12:15-18

Buddy Ministry

We offer trained helpers, called “buddies,” who can come alongside friends affected by disabilities to support them and allow themselves and their families to participate in their desired church programs and/or activities.

Respite Care Events

Respite Care is a chance for parents/caregivers to get a short break from all those in their care. This includes “typical siblings” as well as those directly affected by disability. Every child/participant gets paired with at least one trained “buddy” who is there to be a friend and make the night fun!

Joni and Friends helped us host our first Respite Night in March of 2023, and we hosted two since in October 2023 and January 2024.

Keep an eye out for information on our next event! In the meantime, sign up for our monthly Special Needs Parent Support Group.

Special Needs Parent Support Group

We recently began a monthly support group for parents with childcare provided! We have one more meeting on May 17 before a break for the summer. This last session will coincide with our next Respite Care Event. You can use the link above to sign up as a family or to volunteer. 

Contact Us

We’d love to get to know you, your family, and answer any questions you may have. Reach out to us at disabilityministry@sunsetbible.com and our family coordinator will be in touch with you.