Arise

Special Needs Ministry

Because people with special needs and their families need encouragement, purpose, and belonging, Arise steps in and helps by offering a wide range of opportunities so that they discover purpose and find belonging.

Support Groups and Events

  • ​Arise Rooms and Pals

    Sunday Services & Certain Special Events

    We have 3 classrooms specifically designed for individuals with special learning and sensory needs. We provide a safe, interactive and loving environment to learn about God and build friendships with others. Our rooms are staffed with caring, trained volunteers and ratios are kept low to guarantee individualized attention.

    Pals are one-on-one volunteers who help children participate in activities and interact appropriately with their same-age peers.

  • Parent Group

    Thursdays6:30–8 p.m.

    The Arise parent group is a caring and non-judgmental environment where caregivers can connect with others who share similar experiences, and share encouragement, support and resources. 

    Childcare available with at least 48 hours notice.

  • Bible Study for Adults with Special Needs

    For Ages 18+Thursdays6:30–8 p.m.

    Our Bible study is a place where adults with special learning needs can grow in their relationship with God and experience meaningful connection with others. First, third, and fifth Thursdays are Bible study, second Thursdays are service projects, and fourth Thursdays are fun events.

  • Respite Care

    SaturdayOnce a month5:30–8 p.m.

    We give individuals with special needs and their siblings a night of fun and socialization, while parents get a few hours to recharge and refresh!  Free of charge and welcome to all ages.

    Registration required.

  • Victory Flows Events

    Various times throughout the year

    We partner with a ministry called Victory Flows to provide fun events for the whole family. This includes two 5-hour events per year, as well as various other opportunities, such as painting classes, a pool party, sporting activities and more. You can find out about these events through our newsletter and email lists. Visit the Victory Flows website here.

  • ARC Adventure Camps

    Summers during the day

    The ARC is a nationwide non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and other special needs.  Since 2015, the ARC of North Texas has provided summer camps for individuals aged 5-21 at IBC for the entire summer. For more information, visit the ARC’s website and click on Our Services — Client Services — Adventure Camps.

  • ​Life Planning Resource Fair

    Once a year

    We partner with an organization called Life Planning for Special Needs to provide a resource fair each fall focused on resources available post-high school for individuals with special needs. For more information about Life Planning, visit their website.

    We desire to be a resource and support for families in our community with special needs. If you have a need, question or concern, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!

    Specialized care available with registration.

    The 2017 Conference

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