“For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:13
Our goal is to support and nurture Individuals with disabilities within our Church body and in the community, demonstrating by our actions that we believe all people to have intrinsic value; uniquely created and wholly loved by God.
Access Ministries offers:
IN-CLASS SUPPORT Each child is supported within his or her age-group Sunday School classroom by a trained Access Ministries team member.
INDIVIDUALIZED PLANNING Each child’s unique learning needs are addressed in a joint planning meeting with the teachers, parents, and ministry team members. This is usually an informal meeting after the child’s first Sunday, but the ministry coordinator is available to meet with the parents prior to their child’s attendance if desired.
1:1 SUPPORT If the parents desire, or it becomes apparent that the child needs a more structured and supported environment than the regular Sunday School classroom, a 1:1 team member/student ratio is available to work with the child in a dedicated classroom during the 9:30 a.m. service each Sunday.
DISABILITY AWARENESS TRAINING Ongoing training is available to those who would like to know more about disabilities and how to support those who have a disability in the classroom, at home, or in the community.
To contact Lyndsee Thompson, the Access Ministries Coordinator, please email or call 479-442-4237 if you have questions or are interested in volunteering.
You don’t have to face the difficult times alone. CARES Ministry is a compassion ministry for people facing difficult challenges in their lives such as loss of a loved one, divorce, or illness. It is one-to-one, confidential, Christ-centered care provided by laypersons who have been equipped by the church with specific training. Being a CARES Minister is a practical and powerful way to respond to Christ’s commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you.”
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that helps us deal with life’s “hurts, habits, and hangups.” The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-11) and the Christ-centered 12 steps.
Celebrate Recovery is at our Genesis Church campus at 205 Martin Luther King Blvd. on Wednesday evenings beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For more information on Celebrate Recovery contact Jody Farrell at or Janice Hanna at .
This grief support group is a class designed to walk an individual through the grieving journey. This 11-week class offers group discussion, workbook, and video components. The cost is $15 and the group meets from Sept. 12- Nov. 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Wesley Building room 307. For more information contact Kim Witte at or 442-1840.
Healing Prayer Ministry
We believe God restores and will ultimately make all things new. We have team members specifically trained to minister to wounds caused by damaged emotions and difficult life experiences. For a Healing Prayer appointment, call 479-442-1840.
Pastors visit the hospitals daily. We also offer an on-call line in the evening and on weekends for emergency situations. Please call the church office at 479-442-4237 for more information.
When you can’t come to see us, we will come to you. We are readily available in times of hospitalization, rehabilitation, and loss. Our Visitation Team moves out weekly to visit those members who are homebound, in residential facilities, or physically unable to attend worship services.