Thank you for your interest in being a buddy for our ministry. Listed below are the areas in which we serve our families and friends.

On Sunday mornings, special needs buddies provide support allowing our friends to be engaged either in their age-appropriate ministry and/or our Special Needs Ministry area. We offer support at both the 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. service times.

An Embrace Special Needs Adult Lifegroup: Join other teens and adults with disabilities as we fellowship and learn about God together! We will be walking through an adapted study that covers the Bible in five years. This study is facilitated by Embrace buddies and leaders.

An Embrace Special Needs Moms Life Group  Join other moms of children with special needs as we walk past the waves of life while keeping our eyes on Jesus!

Join our group of fathers monthly over dinner at various places in town as a time to connect together about Christ and our children. Join our group of mothers monthly over dinner or other activities in the community as we do the same!

In Matthew 6, Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow, but instead to look at the birds and flowers and be reminded that He cares for them and for us. Join various church members from all ages and backgrounds as we serve alongside families and individuals impacted by disability by working in the garden and blessing others with flowers as a tangible reminder of God’s care for us.

We provide respite care and coordinate the care of individuals in our Embrace Ministry during holiday worship services, Embrace Family Day in the summer, Marriage Seminars at church, respite nights, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I need to be to volunteer?

We require our volunteers to be in at least sixth grade and/or age 13 to volunteer independently.

How soon can I start volunteering?

Before volunteering, all adults ages 18 and older will need to have a clear background check. All volunteers ages 13-17 must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor, or a coach who knows your character. Letters of recommendation can be emailed to [email protected].

How often should I volunteer?

We have dedicated volunteers who buddy weekly, every other week, or once per quarter. Your attendance is based on your own availability and preference.