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Reflectors

Vision of Reflectors Ministry

To engage, disciple, and love individuals with special needs and their families in order to serve God's kingdom together.

 Philosophies and Values

  • Every human being is an image-bearer of God  (Genesis 1:26)
  • Every human being is sinful and equally in need of Jesus  (Romans 3:22-24)
  • Every member of God's kingdom possesses indispensible gifts  (1 Corinthians 12:15-27)

Weekend Worship

Faith-Dyer Reflectors Worship (Sundays @ 11 am)
We have multiple classrooms that function similar to a special education classroom, but also promote inclusive activities. Volunteers are trained and have had a background check. Typical elements include: modified Bible lessons, crafts, games, singing, and other interactive activities.
Orange Room - for children ages 3-12
Gold Room - for children ages 3-12 (more 1-to-1 volunteer-to-participant ratio)
Mini-Church - for adults, ages 18 and up
Blue Room - for adults, ages 18 and up (more 1-to-1 volunteer-to-participant ratio)
Green Room - for teens, ages 13-18 (1-to-1 volunteer-to-participant ratio)

Faith-Cedar Lake Reflectors Worship
An accommodated worship experience offered every Sunday at the 11 am service for kids and teens with special needs. Typical elements include: a modified Bible lesson, prayer, memory verse, singing, and other interactive activities.

Faith-Valpo Reflectors Worship
An accommodated worship experience will be offered on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at the 10 am service for teens and adults with special needs. Typical elements include: a modified Bible lesson, prayer, memory verse, singing, and other interactive activities.

If you have any specific requests or accommodations for weekend or mid-week ministries at any campus beyond what is listed below, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Programs, Events, Classes, and Groups


Respite

Respite meets at Faith-Dyer, 2nd Friday or Saturday (alternating) monthly and provides 3 hours of activities with trained, background-checked volunteers while parents & caregivers take time for a break. All individuals with special needs are welcome to participate. Volunteer-to-participant ratio is approximately 1-to-1.
NEXT RESPITE: Saturday, June 11 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Faith Dyer | REGISTER HERE

SpringHill! Camps @ Faith Church
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Locations & Dates Vary (Summer 2016)
This summer, Faith Church is hosting a 1-week day camp experience for kids. There are a few separate weeks to choose from at a few Faith Church locations, each providing 1-on-1 counselors for children with special needs. They do a great job and the kids have a phenomenal time every summer!
For more information, pricing, dates, and locations, click here.

Easter Seals "Camp FRIENDship"
Easter-Seals
July 11 - 15 | Faith Dyer
Camp FRIENDship is a 1 week summer camp experience designed to help children ages 5 to 14 acquire social skills within a positive, safe and fun learning environment. The camp is tailored for children with autism spectrum disorder, nonverbal learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and children with similar social skills deficits. Campers participate in a variety of fun social activities, including in-camp field trips. Campers receive social skills training from staff members highly trained and well educated in this field. Peer models are integrated into the camp to encourage all campers to interact throughout the day. Staff members develop and implement lesson plans based on a social skills curriculum to ensure the needs of all campers are met. The camp day will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at 3:00 PM. Parents are responsible for lunch and transportation to and from the camp. REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION HERE

Parent Support Group
This support group for parents and caregivers of special needs individuals meets from 9:15-10:30 am when Respite falls on a Saturday. There will be a speaker/presenter for the first 30 minutes followed by questions and discussion. If you have any questions or would like to join this group, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Friendship Ministry (offered at 2 locations)
Friendship Club is a group for adults and teens with intellectual disabilities. It's a great time of fellowship, Bible study, prayer, music, and snacks.
Faith-Highland (8910 Grace St.) | Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
HIGHLAND FRIENDSHIP CLUB 2015-16 CALENDAR
Faith-Valpo (1155 S Sturdy Rd.) | Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
VALPO FRIENDSHIP CLUB 2015-16 CALENDAR

Fresh Hope
Fresh Hope is a support group for inividuals with a mental health challenge and their loved ones.
Every Wednesday | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  | Faith-Highland  (8910 Grace St.)

Prayer Partners
This is a unique ministry where individuals with special needs are paired up with someone in the church in order to pray for each other on a dedicated basis. If you would like prayer for yourself or someone in your family who has special needs, please contact Pam VanderMeer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Youth Ministry Support

We love facilitating inclusion within the youth ministries at Faith Church! To find out more about Faith Students, you can visit their page here. If you'd like to learn more about how to get your middle school or high school student plugged into youth group, please contact Vinnie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it