Special Needs

(Child and Adult)

Our Special Needs Ministry is a Christ-centered environment with a person-centered emphasis that enables everyone to focus on spiritual growth. We want everyone to have the opportunity to grow to be like Jesus. Our Special Needs Ministry is for anyone, regardless of age, that may require any special accommodations while participating in the life of WRCC. We strive each week to reveal God and the love of Christ to everyone!

  • The mission: To connect EVERY life to Jesus.
  • Our Desire: To partner with families in loving their family member with special needs and helping them all have the ability to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
We want to help

This ministry is designed to help children and adults with special needs have an opportunity to grow in their Christian faith as fully participating members in their church. The ministry aims to support those with special needs in all aspects of their spiritual growth including: worshiping, learning about Scripture, experiencing fellowship, praying and serving others. These goals are accomplished by intentional and appropriate teachings, activities, and lessons.


Sundays @ 9 am | in-person programming for kids and teens
Sundays @ 11 am | in-person programming for kids, teens and adults

Sundays @ 11 am | adult zoom (hybrid) programming

For the safety of each child, adult, and volunteer, we ask that you complete an annual medical form before participating.  

Plan of Care Form



Additional support

1:1 Buddy Program

The 1:1 Buddy Program allows individuals, who are able and willing, to participate in the typical, age-appropriate kid and student ministry services alongside a trained adult or high school volunteer during weekend services. A buddy may be appropriate if your child:

  • Has an aid at school or mainstreams most of their school day
  • Is able to actively participate with peers while receiving additional support for a particular social/environmental behavior
  • Has physical limitations where an extra hand would allow for a safer and more successful experience
Sensory Rooms

Sometimes, students just need a little break. Each of our classrooms has a sensory space available for this purpose. Our high support room includes a padded sensory space. Our teen room has a ball pit and other sensory items. Our adult classroom has a dark sensory room with LED lights, an interactive fish tube and galaxy projector designed to create a calm and safe environment. 

Monthly Respite Nights

Respite Nights are a time for students and volunteers to connect and have fun, while allowing parents and caregivers a night to rest, shop, read, connect with friends, and engage in other activities! Respite nights are three hours in length and are first offered to students who attend our weekly Sunday services or have a buddy. If interested in attending, please contact our special needs director, Austin

special events

Annual Talent Show

An opportunity for our adult and teen students to showcase their God-given talent and joy with our congregation and community. 

Camp Joy Indiana

A multi-day camp for individuals ages 13+ who are living with a disability. Campers enjoy Bible time, worshiping together, games and other fun activities.

Ministry Outings

Outings are scheduled throughout the year to build connections between volunteers and students of all ages. 

Conferences and Community Outreach

We partner with local agencies, organizations and community resources so families are aware of the support that is available to them. One of our featured events is the Parent and Caregiver Empowerment Conference presented by the team at Special Needs Living Magazine. 


Serve in Special Needs

We are always praying and seeking people to serve in the Special Needs Ministry. Training is provided and no previous experience is required.