Beyond Barriers Disability Ministries

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God has created our world rich with diversity, where each person is beautiful and distinct. The LAC church family is only truly complete when it includes people of all ages, any type of disability, gender and race into the life of the church so that each and every one of us can share the gifts and grace that has been given by God to enrich our family. The mission of the Beyond Barriers ministry is to include people with disabilities in the life and work of the church while building supportive relationships of love - to reach out and help families and individuals find the best fit for both growing in their faith and for exercising their spiritual gifts.

The Disability Ministries serve to bring the message of the gospel to adults and children with various developmental abilities through programs like the Shepherd's Class, braille translations and sign-language.



  • Shepherd's Class

    Sunday, May 8Event Runs July 5, 2015 to June 26, 2016
    11 am - 12:10 pm, HH 401

    This class ministers to adults with disabilities through worship & songs, Bible stories, crafts and participation. Class time is 11:00 am to 12:10 pm in HH 401. We encourage arrival at 10:50 am.

    For more information, please contact Carol Baird at or call 626. 319.3923.

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Ministering to the Physically Challenged

We would like to better meet your needs as a physically challenged person. Please contact the Adult Ministries department to share your ideas. 

Ministry to the Deaf

In order to help you worship with us more effectively we offer hearing devices that are available in the Worship Center Lobby.

Sign Language Bible Translators, the Bible in American Sign Language and multiple other sign languages is freely available on the video-based Deaf Bible app.  Please to go

Ministry to the Blind

The Sunday morning worship folders and LakeAveNews are now available in Braille. Copies are placed near the hearing devices in the center of the lobby. Other materials can be produced in Braille upon request. For more information please contact Pamela Swanson at or call 626.817.4596.

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Tools for Transformation X Conference and Legislative Breakfast

Parent, Professional and Community 2-Day Conference, April 8 & 9, 2016

The largest conference of its kind in Los Angeles, Tools for Transformation, will bring together renowned experts in medicine, law, education, and advocacy for the purpose of providing families with cutting edge information and resources through a full day of classes and workshops. Presented by Special Needs Network, Inc., this comprehensive annual conference will  focus on critical issues related to autism, developmental and learning disabilities, ADHD,  mental health, education and advocacy, and is a must-attend event for parents, advocates, and health care professionals. Activities will include workshops and seminars led by recognized experts, advanced advocates’ summit, plenary session, networking luncheon, and an awards presentation for exemplary figures in the community including outstanding students who have beat the odds to achieve education and/or career success.A resource fair will provide families the opportunity to connect with health service providers, disability rights attorneys, and other special needs professionals.  

* Free childcare is available on Saturday ONLY.

For more information and to Register:

Connie Chavarria, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Special Needs Network, Inc.





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