Special Needs

 The Masterpiece mission

Since we believe everyone is a masterpiece in God's eyes (Ephesians 2:10), our special needs group is called Masterpiece Ministry. Our mission is to equip adults, students, and kids with special needs 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 (any age) 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.

Update: Respite Nights are temporarily on hold as our community responds to the coronavirus. We hope to see you again soon!

More about Respite Night

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Hand-in-Hand | Adults

Hand-in-Hand is a place where adults of any age with special needs can come together to grow relationships, experience an interactive Bible lesson, and share prayer requests. Volunteers serve as mentors during class time. Meets at 9:00am in Room 205 on Sunday mornings.

The Bridge Class | Teens & Young Adults

The Bridge 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 10:30am in Room 205 on Sunday Mornings.

Buddy Program | Pre-K–12th Grade

The Buddy Program pairs children (Pre-K-5th grade) and youth (6th-12th grade) with trained helpers who make sure their needs are met in the regular classroom on Sunday mornings.

 A look inside Masterpiece

More Info

Grace Tegtmeier, Masterpiece Ministry Director
Cindy Berggren, Buddy Program Coordinator

For more info on Special Needs, contact the church office at (402) 483-7635 or info@firstfreelincoln.org.


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

Masterpiece Ministry Volunteer Training

To complete your Masterpiece Ministry volunteer training: (1) watch this training video, then (2) take a short quiz.

Your Masterpiece Ministry volunteer training is almost complete. You just need to take a short quiz so we know you are well prepared to serve in this ministry. Take the quiz