Exceptional Families

Mission of the Exceptional Families Ministry is to inspire families impacted by disabilities to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world.

Our desire is that Mariners Church be an authentic community where people affected by disabilities can fully belong.

Weekends | Groups | Outreach | Volunteer

Upcoming Events

Exceptional Afternoons

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, from 3-4:30pm, we invite exceptional kids and siblings, Kinder -5th grade, for a fun time of singing, dancing, games, skits, and more, with peers! We have an amazing group of volunteers and their children, who are excited to do life together with you.

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Weekends: follow jesus

We are a disciple-making church, and OUR VALUE is to Teach God’s Word. 

Our goal is to provide an accessible Worship environment for Exceptional Kids/Youths/Adults where they can thrive and Follow Jesus. 

Our desire is inclusion for our Exceptional Child with their peers whenever possible. Please contact the Exceptional Families Ministry in advance to find  out how we can help make church a successful environment for your student. 

Mariners Kids | JHM | High School

We also have Exceptional Kids/Youth/Adults worship services to meet the needs of our families. 

Exceptional Kids
Location: Kids Building Rm. 248
Service Times:  Sat. 5pm & Sun. 8:30am & 10:00am & 11:30am  

Exceptional Youth
Location: Ministry Center Rm. 200BC
Service Times: Sun. 11:30am 

Exceptional Worship
Location: Community Center
Service Times: Sat. 5pm (3rd Saturday of the month)

Please fill out the Exceptional Family Profile questionnaire, and our staff will be in contact.

Rooted & Groups: grow together

OUR VALUE is to Be God’s loving family. 

Our goal is to provide accommodations and support for Exceptional Families to be in community and Grow Together. 

  • Childcare for Rooted and Bible Studies available on a case-by-case basis.
  • Exceptional Afternoons, community time for kids of ALL abilities to BELONG, 2nd Saturday of the Month.
  • Exceptional Social, community time for adults of ALL abilities to BELONG, every Tuesday.

Youth Life groups, Wednesday 6:30-8:30p, Sundays 6-8pm (please email [email protected] to get connected!)

Volunteer Leadership: Serve one another

OUR VALUE is to Recognize that every believer is a minister with a ministry. 

Our goal is to provide serving opportunities for Exceptional Families to Serve One Another.

  • Serve Opportunities: Parents Support Groups, Exceptional Kids/Youth Worship team, First Impressions, and Special Events.
Volunteer Application


OUR VALUE is to Be innovative in our ministry and relevant in our community. 

Our goal is to partner with Local Outreach to be visible in the community and Change the World.

  • Serve Opportunities: Exceptional Sports, Parent Workshop, and Special Events.


OUR VALUE is to be contagious in sharing Jesus Christ. 

As we continue to open our doors and hearts to the community and invite people impacted by disabilities into our congregation, we are asking God to move in the hearts of our people to step into serving and doing life together.

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For questions, please contact [email protected]