Our Buddy program exists to help engage families impacted by special needs and help foster a growing relationship with Jesus for all children with special needs attending Bear Valley Church.
Any child ages 2-18 unable to attend a traditional Sunday class due to medical, behavioral, developmental disabilities, or other causes will be paired with a trained Buddy. Buddies accompany children to their classes offering support/accommodation as needed. Currently, this is offer available during the 11:00 am service (for ages 2 – 6th grade). Middle and high school students will be paired with a high school student Buddy who will attend the 9:30 am Youth Service with him/her.
A sensory room will be available (during the 11:00 am service) for children needing a break from their regular classroom. The sensory room will be staffed by a Buddy Program Adult.
If you know of a family who would benefit from this program, please pass this information on. It is our prayer that families impacted by special needs feel welcome and included in our church! We desire to unleash our church to thoughtfully, intentionally, and respectfully engage everyone – because God loves us all!
If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact the BVC Buddies leaders, Meg Freedman and Mika Melvin.