Special Needs

encouraging everyone, regardless of abilities, to worship, learn, and serve

Our Purpose

Our ministry for those with special needs is called GIFT: God Is Faithful Throughout. We nurture students’ desire for a Savior and develop their faith; we teach them that they are created in the image of God and they are designed for a purpose; we guide them along the winding road to independence; and we help prepare them for a fulfilling future.

Your Next Step

If you’re new to our ministry, welcome! Join us on Sunday mornings during either service time. There’s no need to pre-register, but if you would like to share information before your first visit, please fill out this form. If you’d like, we can also arrange for a tour prior to your visit. Feel free to explore what we offer and contact us with any questions.

 

If you do not attend Stonebriar but would like to receive information about our programs and events for people with special needs, sign up to receive our e-mail updates.

Sunday Mornings

For Visitors

Children and adults with special needs are welcome to attend any of Stonebriar’s programs independently; we may also arrange for a buddy to help them in a class or they may join one of our dedicated classrooms. In each area, we strive to transition each student toward more independence.

Children’s Suite

ages 11 and younger in Room C101 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

 

Three rooms allow for play time, large-muscle movement, and quiet retreats. Outside is a playground designed for all abilities. Children learn Bible truths through stories, crafts and by attending Early Childhood Ministry’s large group worship time.

Tweener’s Suite

ages 12-17 in Room B151 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

 

Three rooms provide areas for social interaction, learning and quiet time. Many join Student Ministries’ worship and lesson time, while others learn Bible lessons in class. Teens often play games or just enjoy some fresh air in an outdoor, fenced area.

John 9:3 Class

ages 18+ in Room A104A at 10:45 a.m.

 

Students in this class attend worship during the first hour and class during the second hour. During class, these students deepen their faith and friendships through Bible lessons, discussions, prayer, worship, and fellowship.

Special Needs Family Fellowship Class

ages 18+ in room A104C at 10:45 a.m.

 

This class is for parents or caregivers of special needs children. It offers Bible study, fellowship, prayer and encouragement.

Programs & Special Events

Tuesday Art Class

Students express themselves creatively, learn life-skills, enjoy fellowship, and deepen their relationships with God.

 

Woodworking Together

Fathers and sons or daughters bond and build character as they complete a project together.

 

Saturday Fitness Class

Certified fitness trainers help students build strength, endurance, confidence, and brain function.

 

Marriage Retreat

Marriage Retreat

Marriage Retreat

A weekend getaway to renew and strengthen your marriage.

 

Serve with us

Serve with us

Serve With Us

Join our team as a volunteer! Contact us to find your best fit.

 

Special Needs Sunday

A Sunday to celebrate the many ways God has blessed our special needs ministry.

 

Monthly Home Skills Class

Ladies learn to make crafts, prepare food, and participate in service projects.

 

GIFT Spring Celebration
Special Needs Evening at Hawaiian Falls
The Incredible Bigpack
Special Needs Sunday

resources

Families

Support

  • The Arise special needs ministry has an online resource center with a list of events, ministries, educational materials, care providers, and more to support your family.

 

Suggested Reading

Churches

Connect Luncheon

This gathering is for organizational leaders serving special needs families in our community.

 

 

Start or expand a special needs program in your church.

Contact meaghanw@stonebriar.org for assistance.

 

Suggested Reading

Community

Partner with a family near you.

  • Offer prayer support, encouragement, and helpful services such as shopping, transportation, babysitting, help around the house, and cooking.
  • Learn how to walk alongside a family during a difficult time.

 

 

Employment

 

Pray

  • Pray for common needs including housing and employment opportunities for adults with special needs and support for couples with special needs children.
  • Pray for families in our ministry
  • Pray for our ministry leaders, Meaghan Wall, Darla Hill, and Steve Fischer, as well as their families.

 

Events

BLOG

Meaghan Wall, Pastoral Leader of our GIFT Ministry, was featured on The Autism Hour podcast in December, and we’re excited to share the conversation with you! Check out the recording and find more conversations like this on The Autism Hour’s website....

On Special Needs Sunday in 2018, we celebrated people with special needs in the workplace and challenged our community to hire people with disabilities. Watch this video for a glimpse of how employees with special needs can make a positive difference....

The GIFT ministry hosted families with special needs for Valentine’s Dinner and Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On one night, February 9,......

After the loss of their youngest son and the Autism diagnosis of their eldest, Jeris and Natalia find hope and healing at a Stonebriar Community Church special needs marriage retreat. Visit the website for more information about Stonebriar’s Special Needs Ministry, GIFT (God Is Faithful......

Darla Hill

Ministry Leader

darlah@stonebriar.org

469-252-5358

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Darla. We look forward to welcoming your family to our community.