Special Needs

Special Needs Ministries

Are you, or someone you know with special needs, looking for a welcoming, inviting environment to grow in faith?

At Bethany, our doors and hearts are open to special needs children, youth, and adults. They can participate in any of our Sunday School classes, worship services, or other activities.  Whatever your age or disability, we want to assist you in finding your place within the Bethany family.  We offer both spiritual and social opportunities to grow and to serve.

All God's People

Sundays 10 AM
Media Room (D-101) & via Zoom

Bethany currently offers a Sunday School class for cognitively impaired adults, All God's People, as well as quarterly community-wide social events.  We also provide opportunities for children and youth to participate in typical Sunday School classes.

We are open to developing more ways to include individuals with special needs in the life of the church and beyond.

  • We invite you to come and worship with us.
  • We invite you to participate in our special needs ministry whether you are a person with special needs or know of someone who is.
  • We would invite you to serve helping with our dances, game nights, or Sunday School classes.

Special Needs Ministry Resource Websites

If you have a question, feel free to contact us by phone, or by using our online form.

Contact Us


Ministry for Adults with Dementia

House of Friends:
This program is offered free of charge to individuals with dementia who are being cared for at home by family members. It is a weekly program designed to give the family caregiver a four-hour respite.

There was a man who was paralyzed. Some men were carrying him on a mat. They tried to bring him in and put him down before Jesus.  But because there were so many people there, they could not find a way to Jesus.  So the men went up on the roof and made a hole in the roof.  They lowered the mat so that the paralyzed man was lying right before Jesus.  Jesus saw that these men believed.
Luke 5:18-20a

Special Needs Ministries Contact:

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Erin Temple

Director of Care Ministries & Content

Office: 512-258-6017 x 281

Erin Temple has been at Bethany since July 2017 and is inspired daily by the caring and compassionate staff and church members here. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (Hook Em!), has a Master of Theological Studies from Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology, and has served in youth ministry, adult discipleship, and Christian media and publishing.  Erin primarily oversees Bethany's ReWYRE ministry, funeral hospitality team, Care by Cooking and special needs events and enjoys brainstorming new ways for Christians to care. She is married to Daniel who takes very good care of her.