Because everyone needs a gospel path
God’s heart is for all people, regardless of their circumstances, needs, or abilities. Our goal is for Pathway Special Needs Community at FBC to be a path for those with special needs or disabilities as well as their families to learn about God’s love for them and come to a true relationship with him.
In our ministry, we use the buddy system to work with children with disabilities. A trained member of the church volunteers to work one on one with each child in his Sunday School class to make sure his needs are being met and he is learning about Christ at his individual level. Additionally, youth and adults who come into our ministry are given a buddy (if needed) or given additional support that allows them to worship with us.
Each volunteer is background checked and trained prior to working with any individual with disabilities.
The goals of Pathway are:
To give emotional, physical, and spiritual support to the individual with disabilities and his/her family
Make the good news of Jesus Christ accessible to all individuals
Give individuals with disabilities as well as their families the opportunity to fully participate in the body of Christ as disciples
To be part of our community, we ask that you complete an intake form for children or youth prior to visiting (if possible) so that we can have trained volunteers ready to work with your child.
If you have questions about our ministry, please contact the following:
Pathway Community Team Leader–Caitlin Newell
Director of Children’s Ministry (birth-6th grade)–Nancy Ryalls
Student Pastor (7th grade-college)–Ben Saunders
Worship Pastor (adult contact)–Dale Fields
Ready to volunteer? Here you go: