CHOSEN Special Needs Ministry

We offer a full circle of opportunity to those with special needs—the opportunity to learn about Jesus, to learn about their spiritual gifts and calling, and to use those gifts by serving others.

We welcome individuals with specials needs and their families with the love of Jesus so that every person, regardless of their ability or challenges, would feel embraced by the Body of Christ and celebrated for the unique person God created them to be.

While we have volunteers in our ministry who work in the field of special needs, it is important to know that we are not therapists and we do not do therapy. Our goal is to partner with parents to determine how to appropriately support your loved one based on the resources that are available to us and that we can safely offer. We are simply here to provide a welcoming place for every individual to come and feel embraced as a vital part of the body of Christ.

All Stars Club

Second Saturdays | 9:30am-Noon | Meets in the 3CYouth Rec. Room

*We will be taking the month of May off. Check back for registration for June 8th!

All Stars Club is 2.5 hours of fun, faith, and friendship! It is a free respite event open to individuals ages 8+ impacted by special needs and includes adapted sports, karaoke, arts & crafts, snacks and a short devotional message at the end which families are welcome to attend.

This is a great opportunity for  parents or caregivers to drop your kids off and enjoy some time to yourself, secure in the knowledge that your All Star is in great hands. Parents are welcome to leave or stay onsite.

All Stars is facilitated by an incredible group of Buddy volunteers who attend to your All-Star’s needs and ensure he or she enjoys all the activities. Leadership volunteers, including those on our Care & Safety Teams, are on hand to make sure the morning runs smoothly and that your All-Star is in a safe environment.
Once you register you will receive a monthly email to register for the next month’s event.
Interested in Volunteering?
We can’t host All Stars Club without amazing volunteers! We provide all the traning and support! Once you register as a volunteer, you can sign up for individual events as they work for your schedule.
Buddy Volunteers provide 1:1 support to our All Stars and are their friend and partner through out the event.
Our S.E.R.V. Team volunteers provide a variety of jobs (registration, medical, care, safety, karaoke, set-up, media, chaplain) to ensure our events run smoothly. Details for each volunteer position are listed on the the volunteer registration link. 

Friday night friends

Various Fridays | 6:30pm-8pm

CHOSEN hosts monthly social events for youth and adults (ages 14+) once a month on a Friday evening from 6:30 – 8pm. Our goal is to partner with parents to determine how to appropriately support your loved one based on the resources that are available to us and that we can safely offer

If you have never attended before, please complete the online form by 12:00pm the Thursday prior to attending so we can be prepared to help them feel comfortable and engaged. We will then add you to our monthly reminder email list so you can RSVP for each month’s activity.

Event details will be emailed approximately 1 week prior. Trained, screened volunteers are on hand to support and assist attendees as needed.
2024 Dates
  • 1/19 - Talent Show
  • No February Event  
  • 3/15 - St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • 4/26 - Game Night  
  • 5/17 - Bingo
  • 6/21 - Indoor Luau
  • 7/19 - Outdoor concert
  • 8/16 - BBQ at Mission Viejo Park
  • 9/20 - Disney Dance
  • 10/25 - Fall Fest  
  • 11/15 - PJ Bingo Night
  • 12/20 - Christmas Party  


Multi-sensory room

Sundays | 10:45am | Located in the Kids Ministry

The MSR is currently not open to any new students. Please check back for updates or contact Beth for more information.

The Multi-Sensory Classroom is designed for children ages 4 years old – 5th grade who have cognitive, behavioral and emotional needs, as well as those who have experienced trauma. Our goal is to partner with parents to determine how to appropriately support your loved one based on the resources that are available to us and that we can safely offer.

Screened, trained volunteer teachers and aides lead an adapted version of that week’s Kids Ministry lesson and provide individual support in this center-based environment. A quiet corner is available for those who need to take a break and hands-on, interactive activities are available for students to self-choose as needed.

If you are interested in your child attending the Multi-Sensory Room, please complete the Multi-Sensory Student Intake Form by 12:00pm the Thursday prior to attending so we can be prepared to help them feel comfortable and engaged. In order to keep our students in the MSR safe and feeling relaxed, we cannot have prospective students and parents observe in class. Thank you for your understanding.

Sundays | 10:45am | West Classroom

The Adapted Bible Class is currently not open to any new students. Please check back for updates or contact Beth for more information.

Youth and Adults (ages 14+) with cognitive challenges are invited to attend this Adapted Bible class. Attendees will experience a Bible lesson and activities modified to their learning abilities and needs. Screened, trained and friendly volunteers help provide fun and loving community and support. In order for your participant to feel comfortable and secure, please complete the Youth/Adult Registration Form by 12pm the Thursday prior to attending.

Third Mondays | 7:00pm | Multi-Sensory Room

Parenting a child of any age with a disability can feel isolating and exhausting. Join other parents and caregivers each month to share the journey and experience community, support and encouragement. This group is designed for parents of individuals of any age with an identified cognitive disability, social and emotional issues, or has challenging behaviors that impact his/her daily experiences. Parents in the group share the role of facilitating and agree on monthly topics for discussion. Complete the short registration form to be added to the monthly email list.
For students in 6th– 12th grade with cognitive challenges who would like to attend weekend youth group, the CHOSEN Ministry can work with ministry leaders to recruit a “Peer Buddy” to provide social support as needed. Youth group occurs during the Saturday 5pm & Sunday 10:45am services in the Youth Rec Room/Auditorium. This process typically takes several weeks to identify available and appropriate support depending on when the information is received. To start the process please complete the Student Intake Form.

Free ministry consulting

Are you looking to develop a special needs ministry at your church but want to connect with another church to better understand what is involved and how to get started? Maybe you already have a ministry but you want to expand to support another age group or add a new program and are looking for resources.
CCC is here to help you! Part of our vision when we launched CHOSEN was to “grow fruit on other’s trees” by providing FREE consultation to any in the Body of Christ who are feeling called to love and reach everyone with the Gospel, regardless of ability. So feel free to reach out  – we are happy to help!