In Open Gates at Faithbridge Church, our heart is to love and serve both children and adults with special needs and lead them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We also yearn to support, affirm, and provide hope to the families of children with special needs. Every person who enters our doors is a gift and each has tremendous value in the church and among our body of believers. We always see unique abilities rather than disabilities. We strive to meet children, adults, and their families where they are at on their journey. Our aspiration is to welcome all who enter with open arms and to make them feel greatly valued. We are committed to helping our participants and their families experience the love of Christ through the power and work of the Holy Spirit.

For we are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which He prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10

rEcess: The first Friday of each month, Open Gates gets to host a night of respite for families of kids with disabilities. Parents are encouraged to enjoy an evening of rest while their children participate in a dynamic, organized, kid-friendly program free of charge. rEcess is open to children with any special need. Siblings, up to age 12, are also welcome. Learn more and register for the next rEcess here!

If you have any questions or would be interested in learning more about this ministry, please contact our Open Gates Coordinator Courtney Button.

To learn more about serving in Open Gates, contact Open Gates Coordinator Courtney Button or complete the attached application. 

Adult Volunteer App   •   Youth Volunteer App