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MARK 9

Special Needs Ministry

"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in My name welcomes me."

Mark 9:37

The mission of our Mark 9 ministry is to demonstrate the true love of Jesus through intentionally engaging children, students, and adults with special needs by providing accessible discipleship. We also come alongside their family members to provide care and support through community.

Once Upon A Prom

Save the date for Once Upon A Prom October 5, 2024.

Welcome Families!

If you have a family member with special needs and are interested in enrolling your child in Mark 9, please fill out the Family Profile Packet (online or at any Kids or Student Ministries Welcome Desk) so that we can be well-prepared to serve your family. Once you have submitted your packet the Special Needs Director, Katie Powers, will contact you.

Welcome Families!

If you have a family member with special needs and are interested in enrolling your child in Mark 9, please fill out the Family Profile Packet (online or at any Kids or Student Ministries Welcome Desk) so that we can be well-prepared to serve your family. Once you have submitted your packet the Special Needs Director, Katie Powers, will contact you.

Welcome Volunteers!

We need amazing people like you, who love all kids and youth, serving in Mark 9 because we are excited about discipling kids and to meet the spiritual needs of individuals with disabilities. When you serve in Mark 9 you are providing individuals with special needs a safe and loving place to learn about Christ’s love for them. You also serve the entire family by providing respite to parents, so they too can attend church and grow spiritually.

Volunteers are called Buddies. As a Buddy you will provide one-on-one-care to individuals with special needs to help them learn about God’s love in a way that is accessible to them. No experience is necessary, just a love for Jesus and a love for discipling the next generation. We will train you on all the rest! We ask for a weekly or bi-weekly commitment for at least one year for one of the service times on Sundays (9:30am or 11:00am) or Wednesdays (5:30-7:30pm). In order to serve as a Buddy, a screening form and a background check must be completed. Once your forms have been submitted our Special Needs Director, Katie Powers, will be in touch with you with the next steps.

Welcome Volunteers!

We need amazing people like you, who love all kids and youth, serving in Mark 9 because we are excited about discipling kids and to meet the spiritual needs of individuals with disabilities. When you serve in Mark 9 you are providing individuals with special needs a safe and loving place to learn about Christ’s love for them. You also serve the entire family by providing respite to parents, so they too can attend church and grow spiritually.

Volunteers are called Buddies. As a Buddy you will provide one-on-one-care to individuals with special needs to help them learn about God’s love in a way that is accessible to them. No experience is necessary, just a love for Jesus and a love for discipling the next generation. We will train you on all the rest! We ask for a weekly or bi-weekly commitment for at least one year for one of the service times on Sundays (9:30am or 11:00am) or Wednesdays (5:30-7:30pm). In order to serve as a Buddy, a screening form and a background check must be completed. Once your forms have been submitted our Special Needs Director, Katie Powers, will be in touch with you with the next steps.

Welcome Moms!

Moms of Mark 9 Support Group is a time of togetherness, fun, food, growing in God, and fellowship with women walking the same journey.

Welcome Moms!

Moms of Mark 9 Support Group is a time of togetherness, fun, food, growing in God, and fellowship with women walking the same journey.

Welcome Moms!

Moms of Mark 9 Support Group is a time of togetherness, fun, food, growing in God, and fellowship with women walking the same journey.

Mark 9 Weekly Schedule

SUNDAYS
Buddies available

Nursery-5th Grade: 9:30 & 11:00am
Children’s Building

Middle School: 9:30am
Bible Study in Student Pavilion

 High School: 11:00am
Bible Study in Student Pavilion

WEDNESDAYS
Buddies available

AWANA Nursery-5th Grade: 5:30-7:30pm
Children’s Building
*during the school year only

FAQs

Parents, we understand you may have some questions. Hopefully we can answer those here.

Meet the Mark 9 team

Katie Powers

Mark 9 Director

Emily Jones

Mark 9 Associate

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