Special Needs

Blessings Sunday School Class

Sundays | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Rash Hall Cafeteria

On Sunday mornings, we enjoy assisting the needs of our friends while expanding their knowledge of Jesus’ love through the stories and promises of the Bible. Every Sunday is a new message along with activities and mission projects throughout the year. The class is open to individuals with special needs ages 5 and up.


Friday Nights | Monthly | Locations Throughout Campus

JoyLife901 is a collaborative effort and partnership of Christ Church, Second Presbyterian Church, Grace Evangelical Church and Young Life Capernaum. JoyLife901 provides abundant opportunities for children and adults with disabilities from social aspects to providing information and resources to families in need. 

Breakfast Club

Fridays in August–May | 9–11 a.m. | followed by Fitness Time from 11 a.m.-Noon
The first two Fridays of the month, Breakfast Club meets at Grace Evangelical Church in Mike's Place, 9750 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown.
The last two Fridays are at Christ Church in The Refuge.

Breakfast Club is a breakfast and Bible study for adults with special needs. It’s an opportunity to meet new friends, learn more about God’s Word and enjoy community along with monthly field trips.

Memphis Joy Prom

April 26
Join us for a night of dancing, laughter and more at the Joy Prom, a full-scale prom for individuals with special needs, ages 16+. Parents and caregivers are invited to an accompanying reception too! | Learn more

Memphis Joy Prom is sponsored by Christ Church Memphis, Second Presbyterian Church, Grace Evangelical Church, Hope Pres, Germantown Presbyterian Church, New Generation Ministries, Young Life Capernaum and Camp Conquest.

It takes more than $35,000, seven area churches and 1,000 volunteers to give 250 special needs participants an evening to remember. Will you dedicate the night of April 26 to giving someone a priceless evening?


Summer Camp

Opportunities vary each summer from sports to drama camp opportunities. Call in the spring for dates. 

Challenger Baseball 

Saturdays, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Cy’s Field at Christ Methodist
Challenger Baseball, or Buddy Ball, is for mentally and/or physically challenged athletes. Your ball player does not have to be at every Saturday practice nor at every game once we get games scheduled. Cost: $60 (includes jersey, socks and a hat). Do not let the cost deter you from registering; scholarships are available. Questions? Contact Athletics, (901) 683-6887.

Buddies also needed; email Athletics if you want to serve as a Buddy.


For more details about the Special Needs Ministry, contact Ashley Parks, (901) 261-2153.