Special Needs Ministry

Guest Guide

Our goal is to make the Gospel of Jesus accessible to everyone, regardless of ability.

Meet Our Director

"I've been working with the special needs community since 2009. I have a passion for this group of people and I strive every day to make our church more inclusive and welcoming to people of all abilities."

Ashley Gyori

Special Needs Director


Sunday Schedule | 9:15 & 11:05

Buddy System

WHO: Birth through Adult

WHEN: Both services

Open to individuals who may need a little extra support to participate in a Sunday school class with their same-aged peers. We offer trained buddies who assist individuals in the classroom when needed.

Sunday School

WHO: 3 years through 5th grade

WHEN: During 2nd service

WHERE: Room 105

Open for kids with special needs who may require more specialized attention or instruction in order to access the Gospel. 

Bethesda Class

WHO: Teen through adult

WHEN: During 2nd service

WHERE: Room 114

We sing songs, play a game, and review a story of the Bible in a way that focuses on tactile, visual, and auditory reinforcement. We are following the Bethesda Series curriculum, which explores the characteristics of Christ.

During the Month

  • Respite Nights (for 14 & under)
  • “Let’s Be Friends” Craft & Game Night (for ages 3-11)
  • Teens & Adults Game Night (12 years and older) 
  • Moms Support Group (w/ childcare)
 - Open for all moms/female caregivers with children who have special needs.
Our moms support group is a monthly opportunity for moms of children with special needs to get together, lift each other up, and encourage one another. We also provide childcare for all ages during this time. 

Summer Camp

WHO: 4-11 years for kids of all abilities

WHEN: Monday-Friday, June 17-21

We offer a buddy program during our summer camp for kids who may need a little extra support to participate in a classroom with their same-aged peers. Our youth buddies go into the classroom with the child and offer support when needed. 

We also offer a separate special needs room for the kids who may need a more one-on-one specialized curriculum. Learn more at kidsfest.camp.