Matthew’s Ministry

Awareness, outreach and support for individuals with special needs and their families.

Matthew’s Ministry supports, empowers and encourages individuals of all abilities to become deeply committed Christians by knowing, loving and serving God.

It is our desire to show the love of God to all people and to incorporate them into the life of the church.

Matthew's Ministry Groups & Programs

Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out

Leawood

Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out

Saturday 5-8pm, Monthly

FNO offers an evening of respite for parents/caregivers of individuals with special needs. Participants are paired with volunteers for a fun themed night of dinner, crafts, and activities! Registration required.

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Matthew's Ministry Angel Care

Churchwide

Matthew's Ministry Angel Care

Sunday Mornings & Evenings; Wednesday Evenings

Angel Care provides direct support for individuals with special needs during weekly Sunday services and Wednesday evening programming.

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Matthew's Ministry Sunday Groups

Leawood

Matthew's Ministry Sunday Groups

Sundays, 11am & 5pm

Groups for students and adults with special needs to gather for worship and fellowship during the weekly Sunday services.

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Sonflower Adult Learning Program

Leawood

Sonflower Adult Learning Program

Weekdays, 10am-3pm

Matthew's Ministry Sonflower Adult Learning Program (SALP) is a day program for adults 21+ with special needs. Participant application required.

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Sonflower Bakery

Leawood

Sonflower Bakery

Weekdays, Monday - Friday

Matthew's Ministry Sonflower Bakery provides an opportunity for adults with special needs to bake cookies, breads, scones & more, as well as share their gifts with others. You can find their baked goods at the church café, church events, in the community, and through special orders.

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Matthew's Ministry Drama Club

Leawood

Matthew's Ministry Drama Club

Mondays, 6pm

Matthew's Ministry Drama Club is designed to engage students and adults with special needs in the performing arts and theater.

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Sonflower Hand Bell Ringers

Leawood

Sonflower Hand Bell Ringers

Sundays, 3:30pm

Matthew's Ministry Sonflower Ringers is a hand bell choir composed of students and adults with special needs.

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Matthew's Ministry Parent & Caregiver Fellowship Group

Leawood

Matthew's Ministry Parent & Caregiver Fellowship Group

Wednesdays 6:30pm, Monthly

Matthew's Ministry offers a fellowship group for parents and caregivers of those with special needs. The group meets once a month, unless otherwise indicated.

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Special Needs Community Resources

Special Needs Community Resources

Matthew's Ministry would like to share community resources with families with loved ones with special needs!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Matthew’s Ministry would not be possible without the help from our dedicated volunteers! Not only will you be a blessing to a Matthew’s Ministry family, but the joy you will receive from such an opportunity is priceless!

Family Night Out is one of the most popular events for our families and occurs once a month on a Saturday evening. Numerous volunteers are needed  to make our events a success! Volunteers are paired with participants with special needs (or a sibling) for a themed night of dinner, crafts, games and other activities, while their parents/caregivers take a well-deserved night off.

For more information, contact Lily Caudill.

Join us for our Sweetheart Dance themed Family Night Out event on February 25, 2023! Register to volunteer HERE!

The Story of Matthew's Ministry

Ann and Jerry Joyner share the origin story of Matthew’s Ministry. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get involved, click the button below.

Special Needs Care Website

One of the biggest asks by our families is for quality care providers! Whether it be after school care, an evening for a date night, or transportation to events, it is a challenge for our families to find the care needed. Please prayerfully consider adding your information to this website to be a care provider for a family in need!

Learn more at our Special Needs Care Website by clicking the button below.

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