GENESIS SPECIAL NEEDS

Sundays at 11:01, for birth-5th in JoyTown and for teens & adults in The Studio!

GENESIS SPECIAL NEEDS

 
Genesis Church loves the Special Needs Community. Our goal is to support families and teach their children/young adults who have mental, emotional and physical special needs. At Genesis Church, we believe everybody deserves to learn about Jesus on his or her own level. Because everyone matters to Jesus, everyone matters to us! From our Sunday Morning Experience to Friday Nights with Young Life to Community Outreach Events like the Tim Tebow Foundation's Night to Shine Prom, we are thrilled to share the love of Christ to the Greater Tallahassee Special Needs Community!

 

 

OUR WORSHIP EXPERIENCE

There are few places in the greater Tallahassee area where parents can go to church while their children are cared for by therapeutic professionals, special needs teachers and trained volunteers. We provide quality Christian education in a safe environment, built especially for students with special needs from birth and up!

 

 

Check-in

Upon check-in at our 11:01 worship experience time, each parent/guardian will be required to fill out an application so we can get to know your child's needs and personality. We have electronic tickets/stickers for each individual and claim tickets to use in order to pick up each child. Safety is top priority! We will also send home a "Me In A Box" kit, so that each individual can return the following Sunday with pictures and small items from home to store in JoyTown for those moments of unease in a new environment

 

Sunday Kids

The birth through fifth grade experience meets on Sunday mornings at 9:29 a.m. in Joytown. Every part of the experience is designed to teach children about the love of Jesus Christ in a fun and engaging way. Joytown is equipped to accommodate a range of learning styles and communication modes using sensory tools, visual schedules and a variety of adaptive equipment. Sensory bins, craft stations and worship opportunities create a multidisciplinary approach to that day’s Bible lesson. Opportunities for inclusion and reverse inclusion with typical peers are offered regularly.

 

Sunday Adults

Teens and adults meet on Sunday mornings at 11:01 a.m. in Joytown. The teen and adult experience affords the opportunity for everyone to hear about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, no matter their cognitive or developmental abilities. Each aspect of the lesson supports the goal of teaching Biblical truths in an engaging, age-appropriate way. Spiritual goals are met using crafts, games, worship and small group time, each accommodated to individual needs.

 

 

Friday Night Shine

It is the mission of Friday Night Shine to provide adults, ages 23+, with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a safe, supportive, and exciting environment in which they can feel that they belong and have worth. We meet on the second and fourth fridays of each month for a time of fun, games, crafts, worship, and activities that are designed to teach biblical truths, develop life skills, and grow lasting relationships with both peers and leaders. Staff and volunteers model Christ’s unconditional love and acceptance as they walk alongside these adults — filling their lives with love and support.

Tallahassee Developmental Center

The Genesis Special Needs ministry believes the Gospel is for everyone, that is why we believe in going into the special needs community to live out this mission. Every other Sunday, we go to the Tallahassee Developmental Center to provide the adult residents with a live church experience. Similar to our Sunday morning special needs experience, this time is spent using games, crafts, and worship to teach about the powerful love of Jesus Christ.

 

Capernaum

As a church, we partner with Young Life Capernaum. Young Life Capernaum gives high-schoolers with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem within a youth group setting.

Young Life staff and volunteers model Christ’s unconditional love and acceptance as they walk alongside these young adults — filling their lives with love and support. Capernaum gives teens and young adults with disabilities a chance to get out and have fun with peers and leaders in a Christ centered environment in which they can feel loved and accepted.

 

 

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Genesis Church partners with YOUNG LIFE every other Friday Night in our Studio!  CAPERNAUM is a ministry for students ages 14-25 who have special needs. These nights are filled with skits, games, worship and more!  Come experience the joy and fun of living life together!  Visit the Facebook page of CAPERNAUM here:  https://www.facebook.com/tallahasseecapernaum