Champions Club ministers and develops children, youth and adults with special needs.

What to Expect at Champions Club


In 2009, Lakewood Church launched a new program: Champions Club. Our goal was to develop a program that would meet the developmental needs of our children in three important ways, SPIRITUALLY, INTELLECTUALLY, EDUCATIONAL and PHYSICALLY. Our focus was on spiritual growth through God’s Word, ministering to the intellect of each child through their senses and engaging the child physically during the spiritual gross motor fun. We enlisted the help of several professionals in the fields of special needs and came up with a plan that would allow each child to be ministered to at their individual level.

Champions Club now serves children, teens, and adults with special needs on a weekly basis during our Lakewood Wednesday 7:30PM, Saturday 7PM, Sunday 8:30AM, Sunday 11AM, and Sunday 2PM services. Our ratios in every classroom allow every participant to be ministered to at a personal level.

Champions Club has gone on to grow from its beginnings at Lakewood to be incorporated into serving the needs of individuals in congregations and communities around the world.

Volunteer With Us!

You can make a difference in the lives of families and children with special needs by sharing your gifts and talents here at Lakewood. Each week in the Champions Club, volunteers minister, teach, develop, and love kids, teens, and adults with neurological, developmental, and physical disabilities.

Be a part of something bigger and join our Champions Club family here at Lakewood Church.

Click here to go directly to our Champions Club Lakewood Volunteer Application.

We're Stronger Together Part 2

| by Craig Johnson

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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I remember dealing with so many emotions wanting so badly to find an answer (as men love to do) to what felt like a loss of some kind in our family.  But I realized I couldn't fix this like other things.  I felt helpless and numb for a short time.

Meanwhile, my wife is looking at me thinking "why isn't he attaching himself to Connor like I am?" I'm thinking, "I just want to connect with my son like we use to."  The enemy loves to come in at crucial times like these to separate what God put together.  The enemy wants to pull us apart becuase he knows WE'RE STRONGER TOGETHER.  We don't want conflict when we're hurting.  We avoid it like we avoid eye contact with the mineral cream salesperson at the mall kiosk before they ask, "Can I ask you something?"  We try our best to avoid it, but it doesn't always work out.

Yet, God in His grace and gentleness spoke into our lives at pivotal times through our devotional time, prayer walks, long talks, and some amazing counsel we received.  We realized that we don't have to have it all figured out, but God will give us just what we need when we need it.  We can't worry about what's ahead because we don't have grace for two years from now, we have grace for today.  I've heard it said that sometimes we find our destiny on the road we took to avoid it.  As long as we don't back up but keep moving forward God will show us our destiny.  Matthew 18:19 says, I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.  It's been almost 8 years later since the gianosis.  Now Connor is both of our causes.  We get hugs, kisses, and lots of "I love you."  I encourage you to stay in agreement, trust God, we will beat the odds because WE'RE STRONGER TOGETHER than we are apart. 


Heart of Champions Club

Connor’s Story

Joel Osteen and the Johnson family share how to rise above the storms of life.


Phone: 713-491-1527
Email: [email protected]

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Ministering to exceptional students can be challenging without the appropriate tools to meet their unique needs. The Champions Curriculum does just that and so much more. Click for more information.

Champion by Craig Johnson

Champion BookWritten with transparency and humor, Champion will inspire those in the middle of an unexpected trial to rise up and become someone’s champion. Click for more information.

Encouragement For Parents

We invite you to be part of a small group for parents and caregivers of individuals with special needs.

If this is something you are interested in, please contact us. We would love to connect you with one of our support groups.

Champions Club Locations

For a complete list of Champions Club locations worldwide, visit and click on the "Locations" tab.

Start a Champions Club

To start a Champions Club in your area for adults or children with special needs, please click on the “getting started” guide at the link below for more information.


Resource Downloads

Please enjoy these free resources

Kids Application


Formulario para niños


Teens and Adults Application


Formulario para adolecentes y adultos



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