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Special Needs

One Body Special Needs

We believe all students deserve the opportunity to experience and learn about the love of God. We seek to provide inclusive opportunities for all students to worship and connect with their peers. 

Children's Ministry

One Body partners with Children’s Ministry to encourage participation in HopeKids. A team member from One Body collaborates with families to choose appropriate programming for children with special needs. Our goal is to ensure children can remain independent as well as included in as much programming as possible. To do this, a team member might “check in” on a child or provide additional coaching to the group shepherd. In other instances, a volunteer may be assigned to work specifically with a child either in the small group setting or in another classroom with alternative programming.

Volunteer Register

Student Ministry

One Body offers a small group for students with special needs to experience our confirmation program called PowerLife. This group is available for students in grades 6-8 on Wednesdays during the school year from 6:00-7:15 pm. Students participate in worship and a message, followed by small group time for a lesson to reinforce the message that evening. Leaders are trained PowerLife volunteers through the One Body ministry. One Body also provides support for individuals who would like to be included in the full PowerLife program.

Learn about PowerLife

One Body offers a small group for students with special needs to experience our high school ministry experience called Ignition. This group is available for students in grades 9-12 on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15. Email [email protected] for more information.

Learn about Ignition

Volunteer with One Body

There are lots of ways to get involved in the One Body Special Needs Ministry! Sign up to volunteer!

Are you looking for opportunities for adults with special needs? Check out information here.

"I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations."

Jeremiah 1:5, NLT


Jill Smith, One Body Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 515-422-9150