SPECIAL NEEDS

At Mission Hill Church, we believe that people are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character regardless of their earthly abilities. Our goal in the Special Needs Ministry is to provide a place for individuals of all ages with various disabilities, alongside their families, to develop a personal relationship with Jesus so that they can mirror His character here on earth and live with Him in eternity. We provide a variety of options at our Central Campus to allow individuals to be active in accomplishing our mission: Love God Passionately and Love Others Intentionally.

Mainstream classes, buddy systems, and a custom-designed classroom are just some ways Mission Hill Church becomes a place of security and growth to those with special needs. Our main goal is to connect you with Jesus while discovering your God-given gifts!

FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Children from newborns through 4yrs old with disabilities are supported in a variety of ways so that they may attend Sunday School class with their peers. To receive additional support contact Erin McCallum at Erin@missionhillchurch.com or (813) 988-1138 before attending so that proper arrangements can be made for your child.

 

FOR CHILDREN

Children from Kindergarten through 6th grade with disabilities are supported in a variety of ways so that they may attend Sunday School class with their peers. An adaptive classroom with sensory and tactile outlets is available for children who may prefer a smaller classroom setting with a small child-teacher ratio. We strive to help your child learn about God’s Word in a way the is best for them. Our Buddies class is available during the 10:30AM service time.

To attend this class or receive additional support contact Brianna Knutson at Brianna@missionhillchurch.com or (813) 988-1138 before attending so that proper arrangements can be made for your child. Our desire is to make this transition as seamless as possible and continue with the child’s routines as best we can.

 

FOR ADULTS

We have a special needs adult community group during the 9:00 AM service on Sunday mornings which meets in the Preschool Hallway. This is a small class, designed to help adults with special needs understand God’s love and specific Bible concepts. This class allows caregivers the freedom to enjoy fellowship or worship during the same time. To attend this class or receive additional support contact Brianna Knutson at Brianna@missionhillchurch.com or (813) 988-1138 before attending so that proper arrangements can be made.