Here at Northwood, we believe and we know human life is precious and possesses inherent value because every individual is created in the image of God. Having an intentional Special Needs Ministry is a way our church can practically love families who often feel abandoned by not only the Church, but also by society. We have programming on Sundays and throughout the week to create a safe space for individuals with special needs to experience the Gospel. We have a parent support group, an inclusive young adult group, and a respite program. Our Special Needs Ministry also has a safe Sunday morning space where trained individuals facilitate a teaching time during Sunday service—so their parents can go to service knowing their child is in safe hands.
If you would like to help with any of these programs we are always looking for loving volunteers. We will train and support you as you learn about unique population groups and how to navigate our unique Ministry. Northwood Church believes and knows every single human life is precious and valued because we all bear God’s image. We believe it. We know it. Come help us live it out in the Special Needs ministry.
Contact Michael Dyson for more information on how to get involved.
The Friendship Team is a group of adults with special needs who meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm in room 314 at Northwood. They do games, snacks, and Bible lessons each week. The Friendship Team also attends the 9:30am Sunday service and sits as a group to the left of the sound booth, if you are facing the sound booth.
This is an open invite group, contact Michael Dyson for more information
Community support is essential to the mental health of the parents of special needs children. Our parent support group meets virtually every Monday at 7pm we would love to connect you with other parents who can build you up and provide you with support as you meet life’s challenges.
Contact Ann Teel for more information
If you have a child with special needs and would like to be part of our Revive program please fill out an application and email it to Terri Allen. (Click here to download application)
Contact Terri Allen for more information
Revive is always recruiting volunteers. If you have a heart to serve our special needs brothers and sisters reach out to Terri Allen via email and she will help get you connected and ready to make an impact!