Special Needs - JOY Ministry

Carmel’s JOY Ministry seeks to advance Carmel’s mission of making disciples by welcoming, including, supporting and equipping people with special needs and their parents or caregivers to live an ABLE life. 


Coming January 2024! Resource Event:

We recognize that transitioning from one life stage to another can have unique challenges for our loved ones with special needs. The amount of planning and preparation can be overwhelming. But we also know that there are people in the Charlotte area that desire to help through providing educational, logistical, financial, and many other types of support. Join us Saturday, January 13, 2024 for face-to-face opportunitiesto meet and talk with those who support parents and caregivers needing resources. Learn more and register here.




We have created a classroom just for our special needs friends to learn to love God and love others.  Our Special Needs class, known as the CarmelKidz Joy Class, is staffed with loving, trained teachers and volunteers just waiting to minister to kids with disabilities at the 9:30 Sunday Discipleship Community hour.  We use our own specially-developed curriculum to show God's truth through hands on activities. Learn more here!



For teens and adults with special needs, we provide a dynamic, hands-on experience that includes Worship, Bible teaching, fellowship and prayer. If you would like more information about enrolling in the Sunday morning Joy Adult Small Group, email Jeremy Amick, Special Needs Pastor.



If you would like more information about Carmel's Joy - Special Needs Ministry or any of the Sunday morning opportunities, please email Jeremy Amick, Special Needs Pastor.