On Sunday mornings, our buddies provide supports that allow our friends to be engaged either in their age-appropriate ministry and/or our Special Needs Ministry area. We offer supports at both the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. service times.
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. We currently meet from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Volunteers assist the teachers by engaging friends in class activities.
Two Monday nights per month, we host Young Life Capernaum. YLC is a fun, high-energy outreach ministry that serves high school students with developmental and intellectual disabilities across Williamson County. Twice a month, they have “Club,” where they share a meal, sing songs, play fun games, and hear about how the God of the universe loves us and wants to be in relationship with us. Throughout the rest of the month, YLC has caring adult volunteer leaders who seek to build relationships with these adolescents and help them walk in their faith!
We partner with Enrich for Life to host their Faith Friends Bible Study for adults with special needs. Led by Cyndy Muirhead and Allison Bender, the group uses Lifeway’s Access curriculum as they study the Bible together, pray and engage in other fun activities. For more information contact Allison.
Once per month, we have a respite night for families. Families are able to drop off all of their children (pre-school through adult) to attend a fun evening of music, games, and devotions. Some options for service include leading the devotional time, rotating through the activities with the attendees, supplying the volunteer meal beforehand, or leading the worship time at the beginning of the night.
Buddies can join friends with special needs at camps, retreats, mission trips, or any other catalyst events with our Children’s and Student Ministries. During these events, buddies would help their friends meaningfully engage with their peers during the activities.