Children and adults with special needs are welcome to attend any of Ekklesia’s programs independently; we may also arrange for a buddy to help them in a class or they may join one of our dedicated classrooms.
19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor.
Every Sunday at 11AM, we offer a weekend worship service for adults and teens with developmental disabilities. Join our experienced ministry team as we share in worship, crafts, and a Bible lesson. This service takes place in the Shine Auditorium, located at the back of the Hub, which features classroom seating and sensory spaces.
We believe every child can experience Jesus in a personal way. Children of all abilities are welcome at Ekklesia. For those needing extra assistance, we provide trained Buddies. A Buddy is a friend who provides encouragement and support alongside a person with special needs or behavioral challenges. Buddies are background-checked and vetted volunteers who are here to help provide a loving environment for those with special needs. This may vary depending on individual needs and can include support in their classrooms, or for children who benefit from an adapted class with additional space for movement or a more sensory friendly environment, we have our Shine classroom.