Special Needs Ministry

Our mission is to empower and provide support to individuals with special needs and their families by facilitating an accepting community in which to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Upcoming Events

Our program provides individualized support during weekend services to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate in their specific ministry environment.

Additionally, we encourage individuals with special needs to serve their church community at a level that is appropriate for them. Everyone is welcome!

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Interested in volunteering? We need volunteers who have a passion for special needs to serve in our ministry in a variety of capacities. You don’t have to be an expert — we’ll equip and train you.

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Have you ever tried to organize a family photo session? From coordinating schedules, photographers, pricing and outfits – we know it can be stressful. We want to change that! We want to invite you to a relaxing, fun and FREE family photo session at Hope’s Raleigh campus on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Photos will be taken inside and outside (weather permitting). This is exclusively for families impacted by special needs.

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Is your family impacted by special needs and feel it’s sometimes challenging to take a night off ? We have great news! Parents’ Night Out is coming back soon at our Raleigh, Apex and Morrisville campuses. It’s an opportunity for you to hit the town and take a break while your children are being loved on by our trained volunteers and staff!

Upcoming dates:

Sept. 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Apex campus

Oct. 23, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Morrisville campus

Nov. 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Raleigh campus

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All families deserve a place to connect, feel encouraged and find support along their journey. Welcoming families impacted by special needs, Family Connect Night meets September, October and November from 7 – 8:15 p.m. at the Raleigh campus. Bring your entire family! Registration will be live on August 15 below!

Offered at the Raleigh(4:15 p.m., Saturdays and 11:15 on Sundays), Apex (11:15 a.m., Sundays) and Garner (9:30 a.m., Sundays) campuses , participants (high school and older) attend worship then join us in a classroom for teaching and connection on a developmentally appropriate level. Questions? Contact us at specialneeds@gethope.net

For questions about our Special Needs Ministry, contact the special needs coordinator at 919-532-0620 X237 or email specialneeds@gethope.net.

Special Needs Director

Jessica Benninghoff