Special Needs Ministry


Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them.” The special needs ministry offers several programs to make sure the good news of Jesus Christ is available for everyone.

Special Buddies:
A special buddy is a dedicated volunteer matched one-on-one with a person who has special needs. This enables parents or caregivers to join in worship services, while their children are supported in age-appropriate classes. A team of 2 to 4 special buddies is assigned to the child in alternating weeks, encouraging familiarity and consistency for the child, while allowing flexibility for the buddies. Using information the parents provide, the ministry coordinator carefully matches the child with a team of buddies and equips them with information specific to the child’s diagnosis and unique needs.  Special Buddies are available during worship services at all campuses. The Special Buddy Volunteer and Participant forms listed below should be given to your Campus Children’s Ministry leaders.

The Friendship Class (Only at the Overland Park Campus):
A special needs Bible class meets on Saturdays, during the 6 pm worship service at the Overland Park Campus.  It is for kids ages: 12 and up to learn about God on their own level, with visually stimulating lessons and activities.

For more information on any of these programs, please contact the church office at 913.381.8055.