JOY Special Needs Ministry

Journeying with Families
with Special Needs

Through Carmel’s JOY Ministry, we want your special needs family to feel welcomed, included, and equipped to live an ABLE life.

What to Expect Sunday Morning

No matter the age, we have a unique experience just for the special needs member of your family!

For Children

  • Special Needs JOY Class
  • Meets at 9:30 Sunday morning
  • Specially-trained teachers and volunteers
  • Customized curriculum
  • To care for your family well, pre-registration is required during the week before your first visit

For Teens + Adults

  • Special Needs Teen + Adults JOY Class
  • Meets at 9:30 and 11:00 Sunday morning
  • Dynamic, interactive experience
  • Worship, Bible teaching, fellowship, and prayer
  • Personalized support for individual needs
  • To care for your family, pre-registration is required during the week before your first visit

Get Started with JOY

Follow these simple steps to join this community:

  1. Complete Participant Form
  2. Join our Come and See opportunity
  3. Meet the Special Needs Leadership Team

Parent and Caregiver Support

You need care and support too. The JOY Ministry is here to help you connect with other parents and caregivers to receive love, help, support, and encouragement through the journey



Contact Special Needs Pastor, Jeremy Amick, for more information about our programs and opportunities.



How do I know if Carmel's JOY Ministry is right for my family?

Great question! Our ministry is designed to support families with special needs through personalized and interactive programs. We’d love for you to get in touch with us, try our ‘Come and See’ opportunity, and see discover if we’re the right fit for your family. Reach out anytime – we’re here to help!

What should I expect from the 'Come and See' opportunity, and how long does it last?

Our ‘Come and See’ opportunity allows you and your loved one to observe and participate in our activities. It’s a chance for you to see how our programs work and if they suit your needs. This opportunity can span multiple weeks, depending on your comfort level.

What kind of training do the teachers and volunteers have?

We’re so glad you asked! Our teachers and volunteers at Carmel’s JOY Ministry receive special training to work with individuals with varying needs. Our goal is to ensure a supportive, understanding, and enriching environment for everyone. Your loved ones will be in good hands with our dedicated and skilled team!

How can I learn more about your curriculum and teaching methods?

We’d be happy to fill you in on all the details! Our curriculum and teaching methods are specially developed for hands-on interactive learning, fostering spiritual growth and ensuring a warm community. Feel free to send an email to our Special Needs Pastor, Jeremy Amick, and he’ll be more than glad to answer any questions you have or provide you with more information. Thank you for your interest!