Welcome to HUGS!
Our HUGS (Special Needs) Ministry at LifePoint welcomes kids, students, and adults with special needs into all areas of ministry.
Parents know their child’s strengths and needs better than anyone,
so we’re excited to partner with you to help influence your child to find and follow Jesus.
SUPPORT FOR KIDS AND STUDENTS
We want all kids & students to feel limitless in their ability to worship, learn, serve and find community at the level of their choice. For this reason, one-on-one buddy support is available during the 9:30am and 11:00am services. Buddies provide consistent individualized support and friendship to children and students as they engage in musical worship, Bible lessons, and small group time with peers.
We offer a specialized class for our elementary-age and sensory-sensitive friends during the 9:30am service. Children in this class learn biblical truths in smaller groups and less sensory-stimulating environments.
We also facilitate a small group designed for middle and high school students during the 9:30am service. Students explore a section of the Bible through creative and engaging activities, discuss real life application, and shares in a time of prayer.
SMALL GROUP FOR ADULTS
Each week at 11:00 am, we facilitate a small group designed for adults with special needs. The group studies a section of the Bible through creative and engaging activities, discusses real life application, and shares in a time of prayer. They realize their value in Christ, experience authentic community, and discover ways to use their God given gifts to influence our church.
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!
Being a caregiver to a child or adult with special needs can be a tough job. We want you to know you are not alone!
OUR HUGS VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
They create a safe place for all people to be cared for and BELONG. You have what it takes to be a HUGS volunteer if you identify with the following:
I can empathize with an individual who demonstrates behaviors I might not understand.
I can be flexible and think on my feet.
I can be a friend and share the love of Jesus with others.
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU GROW
We provide curriculum for our groups to study together in small groups and in Bible studies. We also offer access to prior sermons along with discussion questions designed for individuals or groups.
We find freedom when we daily engage with God and His word.