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. 1 Corinthians 12:22-25 Our vision is that Christ followers with diverse abilities will live and love like Jesus.
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
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
Resources to learn more about the Special Needs community
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.