There are over 30 million kids and teens in America alone with special needs. That means millions of families cannot take their children to church because they don’t have adequate programs for their needs. In other countries around the world the need can be even greater. As more families with special needs children came in to Lakewood Church, we began to recognize that God wanted us to do something. These families were feeling rejected in society and feeling rejection from the church. We knew we needed to extend Gods love and acceptance to these amazing families. In 2005, upon moving into our new facility, Champion’s Club became the dream and desire of Lakewood to help families with special needs children. In March 2008, Champion’s Club became a reality for Lakewood Church. As Champions Clubs have expanded through out the United States and in countries around the world our team offers help through consultation, training, fundraising, and speaking to help churches, schools and organizations launch their own special needs program.
“Special needs is rising at an alarming rate around the world. Every country I visit says the same thing…we are meeting more special needs families needing help and we don’t know how to help them. Autism is now the #1 developmental disability in the world. These families are hurting, feel rejected and forgotten. But there is hope.”Pastor Craig Johnson, Founder
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