There are over 20 million kids and teens in America alone with special needs. Yet, less than 1% of churches in America have anything for special needs families in their churches. That means millions of families cannot take their children to church because they don't have adequate programs for their needs. I would estimate that special needs families are the most unreached people group in the world because there is nothing for them to bring their child, teen, or adult to at churches. Special needs is rising at an alarming rate around the world. Every country I visit says the same thing…we are meeting more special needs families needing help and we don't know how to help them. Autism is now the #1 developmental disease in the world. These families are hurting, feel rejected and forgotten. But there is hope.
Through the ministry of Pastor Joel Osteen and Lakewood Church we are helping churches launch special needs programs around the world called Champions Clubs. Whether a church has limited resources or enough resources we can help them launch a Champions Club that will develop the kids mind, body, heart, & soul while the parents get to come to church for the first time in years. Champions Clubs are developmental centers designed for the church and organizations that have a physical therapy station, a sensory station, a educational station, and a spiritual station. Whether a church has one room or multiple rooms we can help them develop, design, train, & launch a Champions Club that will reach out to the kids and families in their community who would not normally be able to come to church. These parents will be able to go to church and volunteer for the first time. We also offer support small groups for parents and various activities that we can train churches to bring hope and life to these families. We also have a full special needs curriculum both in spanish and english that helps those with special needs be everything God has purposed them to be. It will be a light to your country and community because there will be nothing like it in your community and church. Please watch our story of our son and the journey God has used us to go on to reach the millions of special needs kids and families around the world. For more information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org