We exist to create a safe and secure environment as we meet the unique needs of individuals and families impacted by disability, leading them to know Jesus, His love, and His purpose for them as they live on mission with Him.

If you would like to learn more about our ministry, we’d love to get to know you better! Whether you are a special needs family or someone interested in serving as a buddy for our ministry, please take a few minutes to fill out the corresponding form below.

Register a Family

Become a buddy

Sunday Mornings

We provide special needs programming for birth through adults during the 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. service times in our sensory and teaching classrooms or in age-appropriate ministries. Various levels of support are provided based on the needs of each individual.

Embrace Community Day Program

Embrace Community is a weekday program for adults with disabilities in the Middle Tennessee region. Our goal is to enrich the lives of those impacted by disability by fostering community through recreational and leisure activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How soon can we start regularly attending?

We require all new and returning families to fill out the registration form. Once complete, our team will reach out to schedule an intake meeting. At this meeting, we will discuss next steps from there.

For what ages do you offer supports?

We offer various supports for birth through adult to engage each individual at their level of functioning, in order to ensure appropriate levels of engagement and value.

Does my child have to stay in the Special Needs Ministry area, or can they attend their age-appropriate ministry?

We provide supports based on individual needs. It may be one of the following options:

  • Participating in their age-appropriate ministry with a teacher who is aware of and equipped for their needs
  • Paired with a Special Needs Ministry buddy who attends their age-appropriate ministry with them
  • Spending time in the Special Needs Ministry sensory and teaching classrooms for engagement and fun

May I come visit the Special Needs area?

Yes! You may contact Carley Ellis to schedule an in-person visit. You can also take a virtual tour of the Rowen Glenn Center by watching the video below.

Upcoming Events

Now Opened

The Rowen Glenn Center is officially opened! We’d love to meet your family soon.

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