Creating spaces of belonging for teens and young adults
with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Life to the full.
Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.
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Who We Are
Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities.
Did you know?
84% of capernaum students now have friends who pray for them
Did you know?
95% of capernaum students are meeting new people and making new friends
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Capernaum is about creating ministry spaces where teens and young adults with disabilities can meet Jesus and grow in their faith. This often looks like a Capernaum club specifically designed with our friends in mind, but it can also look like Young Life areas weaving intentional inclusion into their traditional Young Life, WyldLife, and College ministries. Ultimately, the vision is that all students with disabilities would have a sense of belonging within Young Life.
Through friendships with leaders, students can further discover their many God-given gifts and talents. In giving opportunities to practice using their gifts, our friends will be ready to use them to serve in their local church, local Young Life ministry and community. Preparing our friends for a lifetime of community in the church and co-laboring with our friends is the ultimate goal of Capernaum ministry.
You Were Made For This
Your story matters, and it can make a difference beyond what you imagine.
Volunteer your time to work directly with young people.
Support the staff and leaders as part of the local adult committee.
Give resources to start or sustain the financial foundation at the local or national level.