Special Needs Ministry
Welcome to Emmanual Faith's Special Needs Ministry page. We look forward to meeting you and hope to be of assistance to you in any way we can. See below for more information about our ministry and look to the right for how to enroll.
If you have a child with special needs, please take our quick survey to help us serve your family better.
Our mission is to provide a safe and loving environment for children with special needs and their families. Our desire is to encourage families in their relationship with the Lord as we partner together to guide our children with special needs to honor God by living like Jesus. We will do this through worship and learning about Him, and providing opportunities to display their unique spiritual gifts within the church body.
The Buddy Program
During the weekend services, we welcome children/students with disabilities such as Autism, Asperger’s, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and ADHD. This program currently focuses on infants through high school. Children/students are placed in an age or developmental appropriate mainstream classroom with a volunteer during the church service.
This ministry is available with prior notice during the Sunday morning services. The volunteers, who are called "buddies," work one-on-one with the kids in the regular classrooms. They also communicate spiritual truths and the love of Jesus during the time spent with each child/student.
Special Needs Sensory Room
This room is available during all services for students to access individualized sensory tools for calming, relaxation, and enjoyment.
Family Room With Live Feed
During our 11 a.m. Sunday morning service we provide a separate room with a live feed of the sermon available for families to listen to the sermon in the comfort of a quiet room in a comfortable seating.
"For we are all members of one Body." (1 Cor 12:12)
"Let us spur one another on towards love and good works, not giving up meeting together… but encouraging one another." (Hebrews 12:24)
Yet, the Apostle Paul has told us that God has given every believer spiritual gifts for the benefit of the body: "For the body does not consist of one member but of many. ... The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of you,' nor again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you.' On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable." (1 Corinthians 12:14, 21-22)
"Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love." Ephesians 4:15-16