Brook Hills welcomes all children and students — including those who need unique care and attention — to learn about Jesus and enjoy being a part of our faith family.
If your child (birth-high school) has a special need that requires extra care, please tell us more. We want to customize a care plan for them that ensures they are safe and able to learn about Jesus, whatever their need. We put together a Parent Helps Resource to answer a few frequently asked questions. Please complete the form below, and our Special Needs Coordinator will be in touch with you to discuss next steps for your child.
Serve as a Buddy
“As a former high school teacher and foster parent specializing in at-risk teens, I hesitated when Dawn asked me to be a buddy for a sixteen-month-old baby. But the Lord prompted me to serve this family. Since then, God has used Gabe to teach me so much. Watching him grow and rejoicing with his family at his progress has filled a place in my heart that I didn't even know was empty.” — Christina Manuwai
If you'd like to consider serving children and students with special needs, we'd love to talk with you about being a Buddy. Buddies are adults who give dedicated care and attention to children and students needing a special friend while at church. There are a couple of specific ways you can serve as a buddy.
Serve Regularly – Most often, this opportunity is for those who are able to serve on a weekly basis. Buddies may begin serving at any point during the year and serve during one of the Sunday morning gatherings or Wednesday evening activities.
Serve Periodically – We also have opportunities to serve special needs children, students, families, and buddies on a periodic or occasional basis during special events and activities. These could include, for example: Faith Family Gatherings, Prayer Gatherings, student camps or conferences, short-term Life Courses (i.e. Griefshare or DivorceCare), Membership Classes, or other family events.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to our Special Needs Coordinator, Dawn Stephens.