What is CKM Friends?

One way we are partnering with families at Crossroads is to acknowledge that everyone belongs here, including our families who have children with special needs. We want each child to come to church knowing they have a friend to go to church with, accept them for who they are and keep them safe.  We want parents to know that they have a friend too, someone that they can communicate with and face challenges with.

CKM Friends is a ministry that breaks down barriers for children with special needs, allowing them to participate fully in Kid Min (Toddler-5th grade) alongside their peers. We accomplish this by pairing each child with his/her own “friend”. Our friends are trained to know and meet each child’s needs to make worship accessible for children of all abilities. This ministry allows families to attend adult worship and build community while feeling confident that their child’s needs are being met. It is our desire to come alongside individuals and families with special needs so that they are welcomed and included in the services and programs at Crossroads. We will work with each family individually to provide the appropriate level of assistance needed for each child so that they can learn about Jesus in a safe and loving environment.