Disability Ministry at VCC is not merely a program, but a ministry dedicated to seeing the body of Christ embrace all of its members. That means disability ministry is an every member mission. The Disability Team therefore exists first and foremost to make sure that the regular life of the church (Sundays and comGroups) are accessible to all, because God’s ability is glorified and the body of Christ flourishes when disabled members are both served and able to serve others by exercising their unique spiritual gifts. Additionally, programs such as the Friendship Class for children on Sunday Mornings, Friday Friends for adults, and Respite for the families ensure that those affected by disability always have a place to go to experience the love of Christ.

Facility Accommodations

There is a loop system in our Sanctuary and Seminar Room to help those with hearing devices.
All of our pew Bibles are large-print!
The elevator is accessed from the walkway between the Sanctuary and the church office. There is also a lift back-stage in the sanctuary for stage access.
We have wheelchairs available for on-campus use. Just ask an usher if you have need for one.

Friendship Class

Sundays 9AM & 10:45AM | Elementary – 18

We long to include children and students with special needs in their age group in our Children’s or Student Ministry. However, when that isn’t possible, the Friendship Class meets in the back portable for Bible lessons, crafts, music, and friendship. If you are joining us for the first time, we request that you accompany them so we can get to know your family better so that we can best serve you and your child. If you have any questions, reach out to Kris Volkir at kris@vc.church or (574) 850-1303.

Friday Friends

Fridays | Adults

Friday Friends is a Bible study and fellowship group for adults 18 and over with developmental disabilities. The meetings are held on the first and third Fridays of each month from mid-September through June upstairs in the Seminar Room at VCC. Each meeting starts at 6PM with a free dinner at 6:15PM followed by a prayer, Bible study, and other games and activities. Special events are also scheduled throughout the year. For additional information and/or to reserve a spot, contact Kris Volkir at kris@vc.church or call her at 925.846.6622.

Respite

We offer Respite Saturday events to families affected by disability. We serve children ages 4-8th grade and their siblings, allowing parents a few hours of respite to recharge and reconnect with one another. These events are free and open to the public.

september

22sep7:00 pm- 8:00 pmFrom Physicist to Pastor: An Evening with Sid Niemeyer7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Church Sponsored:All Church

october

1oct12:30 pm- 1:30 pmBaptism Class12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Church Sponsored:All Church

7oct2:00 pm- 5:00 pmRespite October 20172:00 pm - 5:00 pm Church Sponsored:Disability Ministry

8octAll DayBrown Bag Sunday(All Day: sunday) Church Sponsored:All Church

VOLUNTEER WITH DISABILITY MINISTRY

All of our wonderful volunteers can attest to the rich and unique blessing of serving those with disabilities and their families. Whether it is on Sunday mornings, every other Friday evening, or a couple times a year on a Respite Saturday, we would love to train you to thrive as a servant of Christ in this crucial ministry.