Creating and facilitating a place of inclusion and accessibility within the church for individuals and families with disabilities.
Is paired with an individual who has specific needs and or a disability. The one-on-one buddy serves to meet the needs of a child on a Sunday morning while their family is able to attend church.
There are multiple ways to serve at a respite night: one-on-one buddy, sign in, set-up, clean-up, serve food, monitor/ facilitate a room, and create care packages for parents.
Pray for the disability ministry at PAC. Pray for volunteers, people with disabilities to be known here/have their needs met, the Lord to establish the ministry, and that we will be known by our compassion.
Please fill out the Disability Accommodation Assessment. This will help us to understand your child’s needs and help us to know if we are able to accommodate your child into specific programs that PAC offers.
PAC Kids with a one-on-one buddy, youth ministry, and volunteering/serving.
We are going to have a Community Group for parents with children with disabilities and child care will be provided. We will also be hosting a respite night for families in the spring to allow parents time and space for themselves.
This ministry would not be possible without volunteers. We have multiple opportunities to volunteer with people with disabilities to helping parents with administrative work and more.
The respite night serves to provide rest to caregivers of children with disabilities. It is a night that is created with people with disabilities in mind with the purpose of giving their caregivers rest or the opportunity to go out.
We want to be honest that we are not able to accommodate or meet every child’s needs. We are excited for the potential this ministry has to grow over time. With that being said, at this time, we are not able to accommodate children/adults with medical conditions or need medication, who can not handle an inclusion approach.