Special Needs Programs & Events Ideas
The Stonebriar GIFT Ministry plans activities with purpose. Each activity works toward our ministry’s objectives to serve those with special needs, which include developing and deepening faith, promoting independence, building community, creating identity, and reaching those in our community.
Explore a list of activities we’ve held, and although many are not currently active, we hope to offer similar ones in the future.
Find, Start, or Expand a Ministry in Your Church
We’re passionate about helping families find their church home and helping churches serve those with disabilities.
If you are looking for a church with a special needs ministry other than Stonebriar, there are many options in the DFW area. Contact Lauren Greer with Joni and Friends Texas at firstname.lastname@example.org to help you find the best fit for your family.
If you’re interested in starting or expanding a special needs program, please reach out to us so we can provide resources and encouragement. Contact Meaghan Wall at email@example.com to ask questions, obtain forms and documents used in our ministry, or schedule a weekday tour of the special needs suites on our campus.
Professional Networking Group
Several times each year, we gather with leaders of organizations serving those with special needs to share ideas and encourage one another. Sign up to be invited to the next event.
Events and Activities
If you do not attend Stonebriar Community Church but are interested in participating in some of our special needs programs, sign up to receive emails about GIFT Ministry events and activities.
Recommended Outside Resource
Arise Special Needs Ministry at Irving Bible Church maintains an extensive online resource site for families and churches that we encourage you to explore.
Articles and Podcast Episodes
If your family is just starting out on your Special Needs journey, please read this recommended article from Meaghan Wall on Stonebriar Community Church’s Parenting Pathway blog.
by Meaghan Wall
When we become pregnant, we don’t anticipate anything but what is delightful, comforting, and typical. It isn’t until that normal becomes shaken that we find ourselves spinning in doubts, worries, and discomfort. We find ourselves developing a new plan. The good news is we’re not alone, and there is someone who knows exactly how things are going to work out.
If you’ve found yourself in this situation, or have a friend who finds herself in this situation, here are a few things that might help normalize the chaos.
More Parenting Pathway Articles & Podcasts
- See the World Through a Different Lensby Meaghan Wall on April 23, 2020
April is National Autism Awareness Month, something near to the hearts of so many families we know. If you are not directly impacted by autism in […]
- Parenting Pathway Podcast: Living with Autismby Dave Carl on August 2, 2019
We recently invited Julie Hornok, a friend of our church’s special needs ministry, to sit with us and talk about her new book and the ministry she […]
- Ministering to Families with Adopted and Foster Childrenby Dr. Andi Thacker on February 12, 2019
Recently, we had the opportunity to invite Dr. Andi Thacker to speak at a networking luncheon for churches and staff involved in special needs […]
- There Was No Room for Them in the Innby Meaghan Wall on December 7, 2018
As we enter the Advent Season, we’re often reminded to “Prepare Him Room”. We set up special activities like the Advent Wreath or the Jesse […]