Special Needs Ministry

"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."   - Psalm 139:14

What We Believe 

The word "Everyone" is intentional in the mission statement of our church
and EVERYONE always includes ANYONE with special needs.
We believe that everyone should know the good news
that Jesus loves them and has a plan and purpose for their lives.

Parents Night Out/Respite

This night is a chance for caregivers to rest and recharge. Grab dinner, go shopping, watch a movie - and let our qualified team (including those in the field of Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and more) take care of the rest. Siblings are welcome!

Each child will have a “buddy” that will stay with them
throughout the entire night for one-on-one support!

Parents Night Out/Respite FAQ's

- Who is invited? 
Any child with special needs (up to 5th grade) and their siblings are invited to attend.

- Does my child need to be potty trained?

- Who will be with my child?
Each child will be assigned a one-on-one Buddy for the night.

- How are your volunteers screened?
Every volunteer has a current background check on file.

- What if my child gets hurt? 
First of all, you will be contacted, but we do have an RN serving for any minor needs.

- Will there be food?
Yes, we love to eat! Please indicate any allergies that may help us server your child better.

- What qualifications do your volunteers have? 
While many of our Buddies and volunteers simply have a heart for special needs, many are also professionals who love to serve. Some are OTs, Speech Therapists, Nurses and Special Educators.

The Next Parents Night Out date will be announced soon...

Sunday Mornings 

When your family  arrives on Sunday morning, stop by the kids
check-in counter and we will have a "Buddy" available to go to the
 age-appropriate children's worship with your child (preschool up to 5th grade).  

Interested in Serving with our Special Needs Ministry? 

If you have any questions or concerns, or are interested in helping serve in
our Special Needs Ministry, contact Shelly Garvin.