Special Needs Community Ministry
Joy Prom is a full-scale prom for the special needs individuals in our community. Formally attired guests arrive on the red carpet and are escorted by volunteers who help them with make-up, shoe shines and photo opportunities. A dessert buffet is served for all guests and is followed by an evening of dancing the night away with their friends. This year, we will provide an enchanting evening for the guests while letting them know they are loved by Jesus and precious to Him. This evening is provided at no cost to our guests.
Joy Prom was birthed out of Luke 14. Jesus tells his disciples a parable about inviting friends to a party or banquet. He discourages them from looking for recognition and actually says that, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous" (12-14).
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"Joy" Special Needs Discipleship Communities
At Carmel Baptist we believe that involvement in a small group Bible study and connecting with others is critical to one’s spiritual growth. This is why we encourage everyone to find their place in a Discipleship Community.
The Joyful Hearts Club
The special needs discipleship communities at Carmel have come together as "The Joyful Hearts Club" to create a community of fellowship. They hold fun-filled evening for our special needs friends, while their caregivers have a Friday night out. Event volunteers have the opportunity to love on our friends and help to make it a special night!