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At 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.

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Cactus 

  • Sundays
    • SuperKids | 9 & 11am
  • Mondays
    • Special Ministries LIVE | 7:00-8:30pm | Adults 20+

North Ridge

  • Sundays
    • SuperKids | 9 & 11am

Shea

  • Sundays
    • SuperKids | 9 & 11am
    • YTH Unlimited | 11am
    • Adults | 9am
  • Tuesdays
    • Special Ministries LIVE | 6:30-8pm | Adults/Teens


Upcoming Events


  • SuperKids

    Approximate ages: 3-13 years old

    SuperKids offers children with special needs additional support while they participate in our Discovery Kids program. A buddy, who works one-on-one with the child, will offer sensory breaks and extra support as needed. In addition, our SuperKids room provides a tailor-made space where children can enjoy Bible songs and stories, quiet activities, and multi-sensory toys.

  • YTH Unlimited

    Approximate ages: 13-21 years old

    This class, offered at our Shea campus, is designed for those who are currently in Jr. High and High School. Our special friends meet to enjoy time with friends, engage in relevant discussion, and learn more about an authentic faith.

  • Adult Special Ministries

    Our adult friends with special needs enjoy community at our Shea and Cactus campuses. The Sunday morning class at Shea features a fun and rich chronological study of the Bible in three years along with worship time, prayer, and fellowship. Our weeknight meetings at Cactus (Monday) and Shea (Tuesday) feature lessons that encourage practical Christian living.



Events + Highlights

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 specialministries@scottsdalebible.com

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Programs

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 whisperinghoperanch.org.

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. Learn more about Joni and Friends at joniandfriends.org


Resources

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

Resources for 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

Resources to 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 abide by the rule of three, ensuring each child or adult is always with a group of three or more people. Security cameras throughout our buildings and gated playgrounds provide added security for children or adults who are on our campuses.

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