Expressing God’s Extravagant Love Within the Special Needs Community

Individuals and families affected by special needs are a vital part of the Vineyard Church. Through inclusive and specialized environments, the Special Friends Ministry helps those with special needs fully engage, with support and accommodations, in the life of the church. Their families and friends are given the freedom to attend worship services to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ knowing that their loved ones are also being included in a safe and Christ-centered experience.

How does the Vineyard Church Special Friends Ministry partner with families?

During the 6:00 pm service on Saturday, a specialized discipleship environment is provided for students with physical and/or developmental disabilities. With inclusion support, or the support of an individual buddy, students can participate in the group settings of Adventure Kids (0-Grade 5).

Also during the 6:00 pm Saturday services, Special Friends Ministry provides a specialized discipleship environment in room 203 for individuals with significant physical and/or developmental challenges.

Throughout the year, Special Friends events will be organized to promote community within the church where families can have fun and meaningful social interaction, as well as networking opportunities.

If you have questions, would like to participate, or would like to be a volunteer with this amazing team, please complete the form below and let us know!