We believe that people impacted by a disability should have the opportunity to be a part of a thriving community - a place to belong, a place to be accepted. Our programs focus on providing support and enrichment in 4 areas: schools, group homes, community, and churches.
In the Schools
We provide support & enrichment services to students, families and staff at local schools that have special needs programming. Programs are provided based on the unique needs of each school.
In the Group Homes
We focus on building community between group home residents & church volunteers to provide support and offer enrichment opportunities such as cooking classes, outings, Bible studies, and home repair projects.
In the Community
The Breath of Life Dance Team (BOLD) provides adults with special needs a platform to share their creative talents through liturgical dance. BOLD plays an important role in bringing visibility to those with disabilities into the community and greatly impacts the hearts and minds of all who see them perform.
In the Church
King’s Table is committed to not only addressing the physical and social needs of those affected by disabilities, but the spiritual aspect, as well. We desire to motivate and equip the Church to reach out to individuals impacted by developmental and intellectual disabilities.
IN THE SCHOOLS
We could not have accomplished all we did at Lincoln without the support of KTM, your presence is needed in our school. I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to work along side KTM meeting the needs of our students. You truly walk out your faith.”
-School Staff Member
IN THE GROUP HOMES
Group Homes are essential for many adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. There are over 420 group homes in Kent County, Michigan managed by various organizations. These homes can be lonely places, sometimes lacking the emotional support residents need.
In a pilot program, local churches have committed to building relationships with members of some of the group homes. These connections are a much welcomed effort by the residents as the friendships build community in their lives. Small groups work together with the home’s staff to assess what is needed at each house in an ongoing basis and may involve Christmas parties, outings, Bible studies, cooking together, assisting with landscaping or home repair projects, etc. These groups are committed to supporting and enriching the lives of the group home’s residents.
IN THE COMMUNITY
The Breath of Life Dance Team (BOLD)
One of our most unique programs is the Breath of Life Dance Team (BOLD), which provides adults with special needs a platform to share their creative talents through liturgical dance. BOLD plays an important role in bringing visibility to those with disabilities in the community and greatly impacts the hearts and minds of all who see them perform. The dance team has been a part of our programming for 10 years and exists to share the beauty of the special needs community with the wider public through performances at schools, churches and community events. It also provides a network of friendship and support for team members who often face social isolation.
Contact us to have BOLD perform at your event.
IN THE CHURCH
Where we Worship
King’s Table is committed to not only addressing the physical and social needs of those affected by disabilities, but the spiritual aspect is also a priority. We desire to motivate and equip the Church to reach out to individuals impacted by developmental and intellectual disabilities. Although churches can be places of refuge for people in need of spiritual care and connection they can also be ill-equipped to handle the needs of members with special needs. It is vital to work with churches committed to providing a more inviting and supportive environment for all families and individuals. When congregations are accepting of the needs and challenges of all members, they can provide a much-needed network of support.