This hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and steadfast…
Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship’s Special Needs Ministry (The Anchor) has birthed out of a heart to come alongside the families God has brought to CCBF. At this time we are not able to meet the needs of the community at large. We are prayerfully looking for personal aides (buddy’s) that have a heart to serve one-on-one within the ministry. Unfortunately, at this time we are limited to inclusion within the Children’s ministry classes, so if the child is unable to engage in a regular classroom setting with a one-on-one personal aid (buddy) helping them we may not be able to accommodate their particular needs. Our heart is for the special needs families. We personally know how difficult this can be as my wife was unable to sit in the sanctuary for the first 5 years of our son’s life do to the unavailability of a special needs ministry.
As of now we only have buddy’s available for our Sunday 3rd service but are prayerful that God will raise up more.
If you are looking to get involved with The Anchor Ministry, you are required to go through the 10 week Distinctives class, which is held 3 times a year at 6:30 PM on Sunday evenings. Once the Distinctive class is completed, you will be able to fill out a Children’s Ministry volunteer application and will be asked to complete a Live Scan background check. We understand this is a bit of a lengthy process, but it is utmost priority to protect all of God’s little lambs.
For parents and families of special needs children to get a undistracted time to receive a solid Bible teaching, being refreshed, refilled and equipped by the power of God to handle the difficult days at hand.
To have these children integrated through the buddy system within the children’s ministry classroom setting.
That our special needs children will be safe, loved and taught at their appropriate age and/or ability level.
Each special needs child to have a one-on-one personal aide (Buddy’s) with the goal of weaning them off their buddy to integrate them into their ‘ability appropriate’ class.
Provide Adult and Youth Opportunities to serve; Sunday AM & or PM, Wednesday Nights, and Friday Nights
A Heart To Serve. Love for all of God’s children. Patience. Prior experience is always a blessing
Statistics show that marriages are negatively affected by the constant demands of caring for special needs children. Our desire is to provide a loving environment for families to be able to come and set aside the cares of the day, to be able to trust that their children are being cared for and even taught the Bible at their own level to enable parents to share in worshipping together in a church service. We would like to thank each and every person that steps out to minister to these families, you are making a difference in the lives of God’s people.
“But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them,
‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.’”