Special Needs

The Special Needs Ministry at Central serves to fulfill the call of Christ to love others and make disciples.

We desire to give individuals with special needs the opportunity to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and friend and to help everyone discover their unique set of gifts and talents which God has given us so that we may steward them well, serving others.

As a ministry we strive to meet the needs of every person, of any age who have difficulty functioning to their potential in the typical church setting. We meet these needs by offering support through inclusion across ages and abilities, unique service and equipping opportunities, continuous training for those serving in the Special Needs Ministry, sensory-specific designed classrooms and curriculum, and an environment that lets you know that your abilities do not define your potential relationship with Christ or the impact your life can have for His Kingdom.

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About Our Staff

The Special Need’s Ministry staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a Christ centered experience for all individuals. We are committed to loving God and loving others, giving our best in service to God because He gave His best, and seeking to honor and glorify Him by maintaining a high standard of excellence in all our ministries and activities.

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Annalee Anderson

Special Needs Director
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Caroline Kraft

Special Needs Assistant

A NOTE FROM US

Howdy!

Welcome to the Special Needs Ministry at Central Baptist Church! We hold to an inclusive ministry philosophy, believing that God desires ALL to come into an intimate relationship with Him and for ALL to become vital members of both the local and global body of Christ. Ability does not determine God’s plans and purposes for your life! He can use you in mighty ways, just how you are and we are excited to get to know you and live life alongside you! We encourage you to explore this site and let us know if you have any questions!

Annalee Anderson
Special Needs Director
(979) 776-9977 x349

What We Offer

Kids with Special Needs

Our ministry serves kids, Kinder through 5th grade, with special needs. During Sunday mornings and on Wednesday evenings we desire to provide the support your child may need to thrive here at Central.

Please contact the Special Needs Director prior to your first visit so we can best serve your family! The button below will direct you to our 'FORMS' page so you can fill out the necessary information (Informational Packet and Medical/Media Release forms) at a time that is convenient for you:

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We have inclusion opportunities, and a special needs wing which allow children with special needs to thrive in the environment that best serves them on any given Sunday.

Our main rooms are located in the main church building in our B-Wing downstairs. We serve kids in the special needs wing both hours (during the church service and life groups.)

The Special Needs classrooms are specially designed to accommodate those various disabilities. Some of these accommodations include: modified equipment, sensory activities, light covers/alternative lighting, an overall comfortable and safe environment, and Christ-centered multi-sensory curriculum to best minister to each child.

Children with special needs are supported and included into the following programs available to all K-5th graders:

Children’s Choir, 6:00-7:00 p.m., K-5th grade (school year)

Children's Bible Study, 6:00-7:00pm, K-5th grade (summer)

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love, lives in God, and God in him.” - 1 John 4:16

Youth with Special Needs

Our ministry serves youth grades 6th-12th who desire to know Christ in community and fellowship alongside their peers. During Sunday mornings and on Wednesday evenings we desire to provide the assistance your teen may need to thrive here at Central.

Please contact the Special Needs Director prior to your first visit so we can best serve your family! The button below will direct you to our 'FORMS' page so you can fill out the necessary information (Informational Packet and Medical/Media Release forms) at a time that is convenient for you:

Forms

We have inclusion opportunities, and a special needs wing which allow youth with special needs to thrive in the environment that best serves them on any given Sunday.

Our main rooms are located in the main church building in our B-Wing downstairs. We serves youth in special needs wing both hours (during the church service and life group!)

The Special Needs classrooms are specially designed to accommodate those various disabilities. Some of these accommodations include: modified equipment, sensory activities, light covers/alternative lighting, an overall comfortable and safe environment, and Christ-centered multi-sensory curriculum to best minister to each child.

INCLUSION WITH SUPPORT

Sunday School is at 11am-12pm
Ages 6th-12th grade (including 19+ programs)
Upstairs, Youth Wing

The Youth Ministry meets for Sunday School upstairs in the main building and for our teens who are mainstreamed, this is where they will journey to once they connect with their buddy (if applicable).

During the Service hour, we encourage our families to worship together if your child is best served in this fashion. Many of our youth with special needs serve as helpers during this hour as well in both our children's ministry and/or special need's ministry with an aide, alongside their typical peers who also serve.

Our focus on Sunday mornings is to provide a structured and compassionate environment to help each individual grow in their walk with Christ!

Teens with special needs are supported and included into the following program, available to all 6th-12th graders:

Wednesday Night Live: 6:06pm-7:07pm

*If you have a 9th-12th grader with special needs who desires to attend Checkpoint on Wednesday night, please contact the Special Needs Director.

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young. Set an example for the believers in what you say and in how you live. Also set an example in how you love and in what you believe. Show the believers how to be pure.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Adults with Special Needs

The Sunday MIX is a unique Sunday School class designed for adults with intellectual disabilities. This class offers fellowship, acceptance, a sense of belonging, and challenges each member as we study the Bible together, growing in relationship with Christ and with one another.

The Sunday MIX meets in Room F102 from 11am-12pm

If you are interested in joining us, let us know! You can contact Caroline at  with any questions.

Teacher - Tammi Collins
Mentors - Phyllis Hoges, Marc Hodges, and Chris Collins

The Old Testament Stories (Curriculum: Adaptations of Lifeway’s Access)

Multi-sensory Approach

For more information contact the Special Needs Director, Annalee Anderson at

Please contact the Special Needs Director prior to your first visit so we can best serve your family! The button below will direct you to our 'FORMS' page so you can fill out the necessary information (Informational Packet and Medical/Media Release forms) at a time that is convenient for you:

The MIX

The MIX Ministry is for adults, 18 years and older, with special needs. Our adults meet once a month on Mondays to fellowship, share a meal, worship, study the Word and enjoy other fun activities alongside our MIX mentors, aka our amazing adult volunteers.

When: The third Monday of every month (some months may vary, check calendar)
Where: The Grand Room (Main Building)
Time: 6:00pm-8:15pm

Please contact the Special Needs Director prior to your first visit so we can best serve you and your family! The button below will direct you to our 'FORMS' page so you can fill out the necessary information (Informational Packet and Medical/Media Release forms) at a time that is convenient for you:

Forms

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

Loaves of Love (L.O.L.)

Loaves of Love is a branch of the Special Needs Ministry designed to be both a service project and life skills opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Adults come together for 2 hours 15 min., every other week to learn valuable life and work skills with Biblical purpose. Our MIX Chef Volunteers, aid and instruct each adult as they bake a variety of scrumptious foods. These foods are then distributed out to meet various needs in our community.

Meets first and third Thursday, 10:30 am -12:45 pm in the FLC Kitchen.

Contact the Special Needs Director for registration information or to check on space/availability left in a class:

WISe Team

WISe Team (Worship In Sign) is an opportunity for service and leadership for adults in The MIX Ministry. 4-5 times a year this group practices hard on song selections to then lead worship through signing during the main service at Central on a Sunday morning.

For information on how to join the WISe Team, when the next set of practices will begin, or when the next WISe performance will take place, please contact the Special Needs Director at

Flourish

“They are planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God..” Psalm 92:13

Flourish is a branch of Central Church Special Needs Ministry. It exists to serve the women of the Brazos Valley area with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Flourish's mission is to provide a Christ centered atmosphere for these special ladies to learn new skills, while improving their self-esteem, self-confidence and physical abilities. Our goal is to establish Christian relationships built upon God's word, enabling these ladies to live by the principles found in his Holy Bible.
Flourish meets on the following Tuesdays in the FLC Gathering from 1:00-2:30.
8/25/2020
9/8/2020
9/15/2020
9/22/2020
9/29/2020
10/27/2020
11/13/2020
11/17/2020
12/1/2020

Special Events
Scroll to the bottom of this page or see the church-wide calendar to learn about the special need's ministry's upcoming special events!

 

Special Needs Day Out

Special Needs Day occurs several times per year and is a great chance for parents to go out on the town, or just stay at home and rest. Sometimes we stay at the church and have games and activities. Other times we take field trips locally or out of town. Trips have included: Waco Zoo, Children’s Museum, Houston Zoo, Painting with a Twist, Movie Nights, and more.

The registration is first come/first serve and based on ratios for staffing. Registration and payment are due by noon the Monday preceding each Special Needs Day Out, and can be dropped off at the church or mailed to Central Baptist Church, Children’s Ministry, 1991 FM 158, College Station, Texas 77845

Questions? Email Annalee at

Purposeful Life

Purposeful Life Family Training Series meets the first Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm at Central Baptist Church in the Fellowship Room. These meetings are hosted by multiple organizations in the area with the purpose of providing a free workshop series for parents and family members of children with disabilities.

Click HERE for more information or to register for events.

Forms

Please complete the following forms prior to attending events at Central under the Special Needs Ministry.

Note: Parents of children and teens MUST have CELL PHONES on VIBRATE during Sunday School or Sunday Worship. If a child/teen should have any medical issues, a Special Needs Ministry staff member will contact the parent via cell phone during the service.

INFORMATIONAL PACKETS/MEDICAL AND MEDIA RELEASE FORMS

Special Needs Volunteers
Special Needs Volunteers

The Special Needs Ministry is in need of volunteers to serve weekly as Buddies in the Central Town Square Kids Wing or help out in our sensory room. We are also in need of Sunday morning subs. Email if you are interested.

Flourish Women
Flourish Women's Team

Flourish is a ministry to women with special needs who are looking to grow in their relationship with the Lord and find fellowship with other women. They meet on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30pm during the months of September, November, February and April. They are in need of women to help with Bible study and crafts and just to spend time with the ladies in attendance. If interested, contact Annalee Anderson at

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