Special Needs Ministry at Abundant Life

“… ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”—Matthew 25:40

A Place

A Purpose

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Engaging People with Disabilities & Supporting Caregivers

God made every human life in His image and for a purpose. At Abundant Life, we provide an environment for individuals with special needs to know they have a place and a purpose. 
We also provide support groups and respite care so families and caregivers can step away and recharge.

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We Are with You on Your Journey

We are ready to walk side-by-side with you on your journey as you parent, care for, and speak into the lives of individuals with differing abilities. We want to encourage you as you care for others.

It is important for us to engage both children and adults with special needs in a setting that is conducive to them and their needs.

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Classes, Groups, & Events

Classes, Groups, & Events

During Sunday morning services, the Special Needs Ministry meets for classes organized by age.

Lee’s Summit Campus Service Times

  • Ages 3-12 meet at 9:30 and 11:20 am
  • Ages 13-18 meet at 9:30 am
  • Ages 18+ meet at 9:30 and 11:20 am

Independence Campus Service Times

  • Ages 18+ meet at 11:20 am

Let us know if you’re coming! Reach out to Bill Hildebrand at

Parent Support Group

Connect with other parents and caregivers of individuals with special needs in a supportive and encouraging community.

  • Group meets every third Sunday of the month at Lee’s Summit Campus
  • 9:30 – 10:40 AM

In this group, we do a book study, read a few chapters a month, and discuss. We also do topical and information-based meetings and prayer requests. 
First-time attendees, reach out to Bill Hildebrand at

Quarterly Respite Events

It is important for families and caregivers to step away and recharge. This is what Respite Events are for!  Participants and siblings will have fun playing games, doing crafts, and more. Respite is offered for individuals with disabilities (ages 3+) and their siblings, ages 5-12.

Blue Springs and Independence Campus

  • Friday, March 1
  • 6:00–8:00 pm

Lee's Summit Campus

  • Saturday, March 2
  • 3:00–6:00 pm

SOAR Special Needs Summer Day Camp

Campers with special needs or disabilities will participate in a variety of activities throughout the day including crafts, outdoor games, sensory, storytime, calming worship, missions, and more as they journey to SOARLand, playing games with their team, and learning how the Lord directs our paths.

SOAR is open to individuals with special needs ages 3+. Abundant Life partners with SOAR each year for individuals with special needs or disabilities to enjoy and have fun!

  • Lee's Summit Campus
  • July 8-12, 2024

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Volunteer Opportunities

Help make Respite Events and Sundays a great experience for individuals with differing abilities by serving on the Special Needs Team! Our volunteers are people who love people of all ages with disabilities and desire to see them enjoy community, learn more about Jesus, and take their next steps in serving in the body of Christ.

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