Special Needs

The Special Needs Ministry's mission is to provide a culture of belonging, dignity and purpose to everyone who has cognitive and developmental challenges. Our ministry strategically delivers teaching methods that are designed for children, youth and adults with special needs. We identify resources and opportunities that intentionally integrate people and families into the ministry of the church. We do this through (1) Education, (2) Equipping, (3) Engaging AND (4) Expressions of service to God and our community.


Sunday school
All children and students who have special needs are invited to participate in Sunday school at 9:30am on the south side of the campus. The Sunday school program is for children 2 years old through 6th grade. Children birth to 2 are welcome in the nursery. Preschool through Kinder aged children attend an age appropriate class with a "buddy" (staff and/or volunteer) who is trained by the special needs ministry. Children in 1st -6th grades experience learning about Jesus in both a small group setting with their peers and a large group mainstream setting.

Religion in Everyday Life
Adults and caregivers are invited to join us for Sunday school from 10:00-10:45am in the John Wesley Room. Experience Jesus, while enjoying free tacos and coffee -- it's a win-win!

Believer's Garden
Everyone is welcome to join us in the Believer's Garden for our worship service at 11:15am in the Student Worship Center on North Campus. This is a time of lively, interactive praise and worship followed by a practical message for "real life" application of our faith walk. If you are unable to attend the service, watch us on live stream every Sunday at 11:15am. For more information email Brian Rouche.


Special Needs Bingo
Thursdays from 7-8pm in the Student Worship Center we host Special Needs Bingo, especially created for the Special Needs community, with free prizes and free entrance. EVERYONE is invited to participate. Email Brian Rouche for more information. 

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a day habilitation program that provides pre-vocational opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental challenges. Helping Hands focuses on building confidence, developing socially appropriate behaviors and growing communication skills. Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. 

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Special Needs Ministry Staff

Tiffiny Davis

Coordinator Helping Hands Day Habilitation Program


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Susan Galindo

Special Needs Ministry Director


Evelyn Glazener-Cooney

Believer's Garden Clergy


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Heather Klekar

Administrative Asst. - Helping Hands


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Brian Rouche

Asst. Director Special Needs Ministry


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