Kids Rock 1:1

Special Needs Ministry

 

This ministry exists to provide a gospel-centered, inclusive environment for individuals with specific needs. We serve children from infancy through fifth grade and look to partner with their families as they participate in the life of the church. Eligibility for older students will be determined on a case by case basis.  

This program is available during the 9:30 service only. Your child will be paired with a “buddy” (one of our Team Members) in the regular classroom, where they will be participating in the same curriculum and activities as their peers. A separate area in the Resource Room is available for students that are better served outside the regular classroom setting. They will be in the best environment where the specific need of the child can be addressed.

A SAFE CARING PLACE

We want this to be a great experience for your child while learning of Jesus’ love for them. All of our Team Members complete a background check, volunteer application, and interview prior to approval by the Children’s Director and Special Needs Ministry Coordinator. Our Team Members will receive training on how to work with kids with special needs and receive profile information about the child they will serve. The team member assigned to your child may contact you to learn about your child’s likes/dislikes, strengths, and behavioral concerns.

How to get started

Every child who is involved in the 1:1 Ministry needs to have a completed Child Profile Card on file with the Children’s Department. This profile provides valuable information for team members to determine the best way to interact, teach, and insure the safety of your child. The team member will have a backpack with items for your child to use to calm themselves or use as positive reinforcement. It is important that we know what works best with your child. You are the expert on your child so please provide that information on the Profile Sheet.

If you are unable to attend church on a given Sunday, please communicate directly with your child’s Team Member. As changes occur in your child’s behavior, medicine, or home environment, please keep us up to date. We love your child and knowing about these changes will help us better pray for and serve both you and your child. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns. Thank you so much for giving us the privilege of ministering to your very special child.