Special Needs Ministry

Our special needs ministry exists in order to serve individuals and families impacted by special needs. Our hope is that everyone connected to our church would know the life-transforming power of the Gospel. We love what the Bible teaches: that every human being has worth and value, not because of our abilities or disabilities, but because we are created in the image of God. Individuals with special needs are precious to God and they are precious to our church.

Because of this, we want to look for ways to partner with individuals and families by helping them fully engage in the life of our church. We want to provide an environment of inclusion for any child, student or adult who faces unique challenges related to physical, mental, behavioral, medical or emotional needs in order for them to hear the gospel and fully participate in the life of our church.

In most situations, we use a buddy system where an individual is matched with a buddy who will provide individual care in a classroom of peers. Buddies are provided in a variety of the programs at our church. 


How do I enroll my child?
The first step is to contact Pastor Bryan, who oversees our special needs ministry. He will be able to answer questions and talk about how our church can serve you and your family.  

What does a buddy do?
Buddies simply act as a helper. They are an extra volunteer who helps when necessary and to the degree necessary. The primary goal of our buddies is to provide an environment where people of all needs can hear the gospel in a way that is clear to them.

For what ages are buddies provided?
We will provide a buddy for children ages 0-18. For adult ministry opportunities, please contact Pastor Bryan.

How are buddies chosen and what do we need from you?
We have a team of buddies who have a heart for special needs ministry and have varying levels of training and experience. Because each child and situation is different, we will select buddies based on what is the best fit for each child. You know your child best and are an expert in their care, so communication from you is vital to help our volunteers learn how to best serve for your child. 

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
— Psalm 139:13-14a