One on One Buddies
The 1-on-1 Buddy Team at Grace Kids 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 Grace Kids program. The way we seek to accomplish this is by pairing children with special needs with trained “buddies” who will assist your child as much as needed throughout the morning.
Help us prepare for you and your family
If you are planning on joining us this Sunday and you have a child who will need a buddy, please let us know by emailing our Buddy Team Leader Jerod Michael. We would also greatly appreciate it if you would fill out our Special Needs Intake Form. This form helps us to get to know your child and his/her unique strengths and challenges so that we can best be prepared to minister to your child and your family.
Our Respite Ministry offers a night off once a month for parents and caregivers of children with special needs. If you are interested in learning more or participating in one of our Respite Nights, visit our Respite Ministry page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to contact the church prior to attending in order to have a buddy available?
We would greatly appreciate it if you emailed our Buddy Team Leader Jerod Michael before attending on a Sunday morning. We want to make sure that we are ready to serve your family!
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 0-5th grade.