Specialized Ministries

Specialized ministry targets specific groups of people or those with special needs or at various stages of life – age-level ministries, prison ministry, ministry with people with physical or intellectual or mental disabilities and much more. You’ll find ideas for beginning and strengthening your ministry.
The Woodlands United Methodist Church, near Houston, Texas, has a dedicated team of volunteers to support the disability ministry, including Carol Baker.  Photo courtesy of The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

Dismantling Racism

Celebrating diversity: Welcoming all abilities

“When I read the Gospels and think about Jesus’ ministry, I notice that he never passed by anyone with a disability," said Sharon McCart, chair of the DisAbilities Ministries Committee.

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Specialized Ministries

Free tools to help manage small groups

One of the most important aspects of church life is a vibrant small-group and Sunday school ministry. Find free tools to help church leaders increase their effectiveness in facilitating these vital programs.

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Family and Intergenerational

Special Needs and Disabilities