A SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY
AT PERIMETER CHURCH


ENGAGE! Ministry at Perimeter Church exists to express the love of Christ by serving and supporting families with special needs, both within the church and in our surrounding community.

ENGAGE! - "To take part in, to enter into, to come together and interlock." (Merriam Webster Dictionary)

  • We want to ENGAGE! with those in our congregation and our community who have special needs and abilities so that we can come together, interlocking into one as the body of Christ.

  • We want to ENGAGE! those with special needs in a life-changing encounter with the kingdom of God.

  • We want to ENGAGE! in making our church campus physically accessible to those with special needs.

  • We want to ENGAGE! in offering quality online and outreach resources for those who cannot attend in person.

  • G.L.O.R.Y! KIDS (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
     

    G.L.O.R.Y! (Glorious. Loving. Outstanding. Redeemed. Yes, We Can.) Kids mission is to provide the least restrictive environment possible within our children’s programming for our kids with special needs.

    • Buddy Program

      We provide adult buddies so that these kids can attend the same programming that all our kids do, in either KidsQuest Theatre or KIDS Discipleship, at the 9:00 or 10:45 AM service.

    • Sensory Room

      We provide a sensory room for those who need to take a short break from the group programming, whether for sensory seeking or sensory soothing needs. Buddies accompany the child to the sensory room.

    • Self-contained Classroom

      We can provide buddies in a self-contained classroom for children that are medically fragile or may not benefit from being in a large classroom setting.

    • You must register prior to attending so that we can pair you with a buddy.

  • TEENS (6th - 12th Grade)
     

    We provide adult or peer buddies so that these kids can attend the same programming that all our teens do. You must register prior to attending so that we can pair you with a buddy.

    JHI LIFE

    AUG - MAY | SUNDAYS | 4:30 - 6:00 PM
    6TH - 8TH GRADE
    JHi LIFE is our weekly middle school discipleship program. We gather in small groups onsite or in a host home and watch the talk virtually and discuss. Learn more.

    SUNDAY NIGHT WATERSHED

    AUG - MAY | SUNDAYS | 4:30 - 6:30 PM
    9TH - 12TH 
    GRADE
    Watershed is our weekly high school program, and due to COVID-19, it is available virtually on Sundays. Learn more. 

    WASH

    WEDNESDAYS | 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    9TH - 12TH 
    GRADE
    #WASH is an hour where students will connect with peers, students, and Christ. Learn more. 

  • ADULTS
     

    We offer a variety of groups for all ages and stages, and can provide adult buddies to assist our members with special needs so that they can attend the group that best fits them. You must register prior to attending so that we can pair you with a buddy.

    We will be updating this section soon to reflect changes coming as we transition into spring/summer, and COVID policies evolve.

  • CONNECT GROUP
     

    Have a family member with special needs? Bring your family and join us for supportive fellowship, fun, and food. Second and fourth Sundays each month from 4:00 - 5:30 PM at the home of Kim & Daniel Forester. Email Kim with any questions, or to get started.

  • SPECIAL EVENTS
     

    Due to COVID-19, any upcoming special events will only be virtual. We will update as conditions change.

  • EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
     

    Due to COVID-19, any upcoming educational programs will only be virtual. We will update as conditions change.

  • DONATE
     

    ENGAGE! Ministry is now approved (via Perimeter Church) to raise money for special needs. This applies not only to fundraising from businesses, but from individuals, who can now designate tax-deductible gifts to the ENGAGE! Ministry. These funds will be critical as we expand and enhance the ministry to bring more members of the special needs community into a life-changing encounter with the people and the kingdom of God.

    Do you want to serve and support families with a special needs member? 


Contact Janet Kelley for more information or to register for a buddy. Click below to email her.

Janet Kelley

Special Needs & K-2nd Grade Discipleship Assistant Coordinator