The Special Needs Ministry exists to provide a gospel-centered, inclusive environment for individuals with specific needs. We not only want to serve these individuals but also partner with their families as they participate in the life of the church.
We want to help any child or student who faces unique challenges related to physical, mental, behavioral, medical or emotional needs that would benefit from additional support, helping enable them to hear the gospel and fully participate in the mission of The Village Church.
In most situations, we use a buddy system where the individual is matched with an adult buddy who will provide individual care in a classroom of peers. Buddies are provided for weekend worship services, churchwide events and Recovery Groups.
Do I need to contact the church prior to attending in order to have a buddy available?
In most cases—no. Each campus differs slightly, so please refer to our individual campus pages for more specific answers to this question.
What does a buddy do?
Buddies simply act as a helper. They are an extra volunteer who helps when necessary and to the degree necessary. The primary goal of our buddies is to provide an environment where people of all needs can hear the gospel in a way that is clear to them.
For what ages are buddies provided?
We will provide a buddy for children ages 0-18. For adult care, please email us.