What is Psalm 139?
Psalm 139 is the special needs ministry at Liberty. We nurture students’ desire for a Savior and develop their faith; we teach them that they are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God and they are designed for a purpose as we guide them along the winding road to independence and help prepare them for a fulfilling future.
If you’re new to our ministry, welcome! Please join us on Sunday mornings during the 9:30am service. There’s no need to pre-register, but if you would like to share information before your first visit, please fill out this form. If you’d like, we can also arrange for a tour prior to your visit. Feel free to explore what we offer and contact us with any questions. We welcome all ages and abilities! Guests (including parents and caregivers) are always invited to join us.
Children and adults with special needs are welcome to attend any of Liberty’s programs independently; we may also arrange for a buddy to help them in a class or they may join one of our dedicated classrooms. In each area, we strive to transition each student toward more independence.
Sunday Mornings at 9:30 am
For decades, those who have not been able to see, hear, walk or communicate like the majority have often been referred to as being “disabled.” While it is important to recognize one’s limitations, being identified in this way can have a limiting effect on the person’s own self-perception. Their horizon can become limited and it can happen in a number of ways.
Psalm 139 begins with the basic belief that we are all created in the image of God. It begins with the premise that each person must be given the opportunity to not only accept Christ, but to also share Christ with others. At times it may be necessary to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” (Proverbs 31:8) We do so because far too often lives filled with possibilities are not given opportunities to grow, develop and contribute.
Together we are community. We are the church. Together we see differently when we begin with a view of abundance, not scarcity. Of God it has been wisely, said that, “In every emergency we are to feel that the battle is His. His resources are limitless, and apparent impossibilities will make the victory all the greater.”
We are not, must not be, limited by impossibility thinking.
Psalm 139 begins and ends with a new identity—we are one in Christ. Awareness, acceptance, and action as prompted by the Holy Spirit. This mission field is largely untouched but that is beginning to change. Many are sensing the calling to reach out to the millions who have been marginalized. The time has come when the church and the community unitedly believe that, “All are gifted, needed, and treasured.”
Our Psalm 139 ministry team is looking forward to another great year of serving alongside parents as we seek to make an impact for eternity in the lives of special needs children. Anyone interested in getting involved as a volunteer is welcome. Remember you must be a Liberty member to volunteer and have completed the Psalm 139 Ministriy Application found here.