Special Needs

Special Needs

If you have a child that may have special needs, we would like to discuss ways that we can best minister to them. For more information, contact our Hands of Christ team at Children@AutumnRidgeChurch.org.

Buddies Ministry

The Buddies program pairs a trained volunteer with children with special needs. Buddies support children through fifth grade during the weekend and Wednesday night Kids’ Club programs. The Buddies Ministry is designed to support children with behavioral challenges, cognitive delays and/or physical challenges that require specific assistance to enhance their individual success at Autumn Ridge Church. The pairing of a buddy allows children to remain in their programs and experience the love of Christ in an inclusive setting with their nondisabled peers.

Barnabas Ministry

The Barnabas Ministry is a Sunday school classroom for children and teens ages 5 to 18 who have a developmental delay, mental challenge, and/ or medical condition. The participants have the opportunity to sing songs, learn bible stories, eat a snack, create art projects and pray. The room is staffed with trained volunteers who are able to care and support these children and teens while teaching and modeling to them the love of Jesus Christ. Barnabas meets Sundays during the 10:30am service.