For Special Needs

 Mission for this ministry

We believe that everyone is a masterpiece in God’s eyes. (Ephesians 2:10) That is why we call this ministry “Masterpiece Ministry”. Our mission for this ministry is to help adults, students and children with special needs to be equipped with the knowledge and tools to connect with God in a personal way.

Respite Nights

At Respite Night, parents drop off their child(ren) with special needs (along with siblings through age 13) while background-checked volunteers care for them. We offer a variety of activities for the kids to enjoy. Our volunteers feel so blessed to serve parents in this way and have a great time laughing, playing and interacting with these wonderful kids! Respite Nights are offered four times per year (Jan., Apr., July, Oct.)

Our next Respite Night will be held Jan. 26, 2018 at First Free Church. Online registration will start Dec. 13, 2017. Important: You must register your child(ren) for each Respite Night they will attend. Please do not e-mail, call or text to register.
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Hand-in-Hand

FOR ADULTS: This Sunday morning class uses a curriculum specifically designed to meet the needs of adults with cognitive disabilities. Activities include a Bible lesson, Scripture memory, and sharing prayer requests. Meets at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

The Bridge Class

FOR TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS: This Sunday morning class provides a friendly environment where teens and young adults can feel accepted and encouraged while learning about God's love for them. Meets at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday Mornings.

The Canopy

FOR PRE-K-5TH GRADE: This Sunday morning class is designed to meet the needs of every child by bringing the Bible to life through story-telling and sensory-oriented activities. Meets during both worship services (9:00 & 10:30 a.m.)

Buddy Program

FOR PRE-K-12TH GRADE: This program pairs children (PreK-5th grade) and youth (6th-12th grade) with trained helpers who make sure their needs are met in the regular classroom on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.

 

 Got questions?

Contact Danelle Mills (Director of Special Needs Ministry) at (402) 483-7635. You will not find a bigger, more compassionate heart for people with special needs than Danelle's.

Forms

Background check form
Plan of Care form (for adults)
Plan of Care form (for children)