LIFT Disability Ministry
Hello! Welcome to LIFT (Loving Individuals and Families Together!
LIFT is the disability ministry here at Grace Church. It is our desire to serve people with disabilities and their families through a one-on-one buddy program, two self-contained classrooms and respite.
LIFT – Grace Kids
LIFT – Grace Kids seeks to provide ways to love students with disabilities to Jesus, live life in community and launch them into God’s kingdom revolution. We create space to accomplish this through weekend services and special events such as Movie Night and family picnics.
LIFT – Student Ministries
LIFT – Student Ministries seeks to provide ways to love students with disabilities to Jesus, live life in community and launch them into God’s kingdom revolution. We create space to accomplish this through special events, weekend small groups and the Buddy Program.
Weekend Small Groups: Small groups meet during Sunday services at 11:00 a.m. The lesson is taught by using dramas, skits, crafts, games, music and other interactive activities. We strive to have a 1:1 student/volunteer ratio. Small groups might be right for your child if they:
- Are in a self-contained classroom at school
- Do better in a smaller more intentional setting
- Are more of a visual/interactive learner
- Have difficulty sitting through an hour of bible discussion
Buddy Program: Buddies are high school or adult volunteers who assist students in the typical small groups and all other events sponsored by Fuse or Merge. A buddy might be right for your child if they:
- Have an aide at school
- Need to take frequent breaks
- Need extra help with socially appropriate behaviors
- Would do great on retreats with guidance
Friday, September 12 from 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Breakaway is an event for children who are involved in LIFT (age 3 through 12th grade). This provides an opportunity for parents and siblings to have time together while their child who is involved in LIFT spends the evening with volunteers and staff. We will play games, spend time with friends, do crafts, eat lunch, play in the gym and watch a movie. Please remember to bring a snack labeled with their name. Please register for this event.
LIFT Family Movie Night
Friday, October 3 from 6:00–9:00 p.m.
This event is tailored for children and students with disabilities and their families. It will start at 6:30 p.m. in Student Ministries East at our 146th Street Campus. Come and enjoy a movie, popcorn and other snacks. Children and students are welcome to wear comfy clothes or pajamas and bring a pillow. Registration coming soon.
Volunteering with LIFT
We'd love to have you as part of the LIFT Student Ministries Team! We have many opportunities for you to become involved:
- Weekend Small Group volunteer
- Fuse and Merge Small Group Buddies
- Respite volunteers
- Retreat buddies
If you have questions or would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact us.
Director of LIFT – Grace Kids
Director of LIFT – Student Ministries