Welcome to SBC Special Ministries!

We believe that each person is made on purpose and for a purpose and is uniquely designed to minister in God’s kingdom.

Considering that, we seek to foster an appreciation of individuals with disabilities as indispensable members of the Body of Christ providing meaningful participation in all aspects of Church life. Our vision is to create a community of Christ followers with diverse abilities who live and love like Jesus.

If you have questions about Special Ministries, connect with us at or call 480.824.7200

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Discovery Kids Unlimited

Approximate ages: 3-13 years old

Sundays | 9 & 11am
Cactus, Fountain Hills, North Ridge, Shea
Sundays | 5pm | Cactus

Our team works with parents to accommodate the unique challenges of each child (ages 3-13) with special needs. Some may attend the regular Discovery Kids program paired with a buddy who offers support and encouragement, while others may need the comfort of a separate space to learn the Bible story, hear calmer music, and play with multi-sensory toys.


Approximate ages: 13-21 years old

Sundays | 11am | Shea
Tuesdays | 6:30-8pm | Shea

YTH Unlimited (ages 13-21) is designed for those currently in Jr. High, High School, or vocational training. Our teens meet to enjoy time with friends, engage in relevant discussion around a Bible lesson, and learn more about authentic faith.

Adult Special Ministries

Approximate ages: 21+ 

Sundays | 9am | Shea
Mondays | 7-8:30pm | Cactus
Tuesdays | 6:30-8pm | Shea

Our adult friends (ages 21+) enjoy community at our Shea and Cactus campuses. The Shea Sunday morning class features a creative chronological study of the Bible in three years, worship music, prayer, and fellowship. Weeknight meetings at Cactus (Monday) and Shea (Tuesday) feature lessons that encourage practical Christian living.

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Our Special Ministries events are packed with fun, joy, and a lot of love.  Everyone is welcome to join us.  If you would like information about our upcoming events, please reach out to us at

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We work with our community partners to host special programs at Scottsdale Bible for the benefit of our community. For more information about these programs, please contact our community partners directly.

Whispering Hope Ranch

The mission of Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation is to offer children with special needs and their families a rustic Arizona ranch style camp and retreat experiences enhanced by programs designed to foster nurturing interactions between campers and the animals residing at the ranch.

To learn more about Whispering Hope Ranch, visit


Joni and Friends

Joni and Friends is the largest disability-related ministry effort in the world. They equip local churches to meet the spiritual and practical needs of those affected by disabilities. Joni and Friends helps mobilize and equip local congregations to reach out to people affected by disability. Our area ministry serves alongside a network of volunteers and churches in communities nationwide.

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Our hope is that you enjoy a wonderful experience worshipping with us. Below are some helps we have available if you need them:

Hearing and Visually Impaired Persons
  • FM Hearing Receiver System in Worship Center: Pick up equipment at the Welcome desk
  • Words to worship songs and Scripture can be viewed on large screens during each worship service at all campuses
Learn more about the Special Needs community
  • We have an index of useful special needs support organizations that provide valuable information and resources on a variety of topics. View our list of resources.


Safe and Secure

All volunteers in our Special Ministries program are background and reference checked. They are also trained in emergency procedures and ensure each child or adult is always with at least two volunteers at all times. Security cameras throughout our buildings and gated playgrounds provide added security for children or adults who are on our campuses.

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